Friday, October 30, 2015

Grand Jury Subpoenas Issued in Louisville Escort Scandal Investigation

According to a report from, grand jury subpoenas are being issued in the case of the escort scandal involving the Louisville men's basketball program.

Here is an excerpt:

The Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney in Jefferson County, Kentucky, has begun issuing grand jury subpoenas in the case of the sex scandal involving the Louisville men's basketball program, a source familiar with the proceedings told Outside the Lines.

A spokesman for the Commonwealth's Attorney Thomas B. Wine declined to comment when reached Friday morning.

"We don't comment on investigations that we are doing," spokesman Jeff Cooke said.

When asked whether he would at least confirm that a grand jury will hear evidence in the case, Cooke responded: "No, I can't. That's the nature of the proceeding. I couldn't comment on any case."

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ESPN also reported that NCAA investigators were in Louisville Monday and Tuesday of this week to interview members of the men's basketball program.

According to ESPN:

NCAA officials were at Louisville on Monday and Tuesday, interviewing members of the Cardinals basketball program concerning recent allegations made by former escort Katina Powell, multiple sources told ESPN's Jeff Goodman.

Louisville spokesman Kenny Klein said he "can't comment on any matter concerning the NCAA investigation."

In a letter to students, Louisville president James Ramsey said the school is also reviewing the allegations and see the charges as "not an isolated athletic issue" but rather something that affects the entire university community.

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