NCAA accuses Louisville over escort allegations

FILE - In a Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 file photo, Louisville head basketball coach Rick Pitino listens to a question during a press conference, in Louisville Ky. The NCAA accuses Louisville of providing impermissible benefits and breaches of conduct as a result of its investigation into an escort's book allegations that former men's basketball staffer Andre McGee hired her and other dancers for sex parties with Cardinals recruits and players. The NCAA sent its' Notice of Official Allegations to the school and released it on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016. The governing body considers the breaches of conduct Level 1 infractions. The letter does not mention a lack of institutional control, considered the most serious violation, but says that Cardinals coach Rick Pitino failed to monitor McGee. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) The NCAA is accusing Louisville of four violations stemming from its investigation of allegations that a former men's basketball staffer hired escorts and strippers for sex parties with Cardinals recruits and players.

The governing body's report was released Thursday. The letter does not mention a lack of institutional control – considered the most serious violation – but says coach Rick Pitino failed to monitor staffer Andre McGee.

The NCAA's letter is the first step in a process that could extend into next spring according to the timetable of responses and hearings on the allegations. Louisville has 90 days to respond.