Former UofL Players To Sue NCAA Over Vacated Title

Posted at 3:30 PM, Jul 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-10 15:30:29-04

(LEX 18) – Two former University of Louisville basketball players will announce Wednesday that they are filing suit against the NCAA as a result of the organization vacating their 2012 wins and their 2013 National Championship. Tuesday on ESPN Radio in Louisville, Luke Hancock said it would be "multiple players involved from every season mentioned in the NCAA report."

The NCAA vacated the 2013 win and 122 other victories following a highly publicized sex scandal involving escorts and recruits.  The scandal also culminated in the firing of former AD Tom Jurich and Coach Rick Pitino.

Katina Powell, an escort, claimed that she supplied dancers to perform sex acts for Cardinal recruits and players from 2010-2014. Several investigations were launched after the October 2015 publication of Powell’s book "Breaking Cardinal Rules: Basketball and the Escort Queen." Powell wrote that former staffer Andre McGee had paid her $10,000 for 22 shows from 2010-14 at the team’s Billy Minardi Hall dormitory.

Former players Luke Hancock and Tim Henderson, as well as attorneys from Morgan and Morgan will hold a press conference at 11 a.m. Wednesday. 

The press conference will be live streamed on LEX 18’s website and Facebook.