Louisville adds more sanctions over escort scandal

Louisville has announced additional self-imposed sanctions on its men’s basketball program in the wake of an escort’s allegations, reducing scholarships for the 2017-19 seasons and restricting official recruiting visits and recruiting opportunities for staff.

The school announced Feb. 5 a postseason ban for the Cardinals after its investigation into allegations a former staffer hired an escort and other dancers to entertain recruits and players determined that violations did occur.

The release said the decision was reached through a “collaborative process” between Louisville President James Ramsey and several investigative committees; Chuck Smrt of The Compliance Group; athletic director Tom Jurich; and Pitino.

Louisville’s athletic

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