Friday, October 2, 2015

Katina Powell on Louisville: "We've done so many recruits, it is sickening"

PR Newswire has issued a press release about the book Breaking Cardinal Rules by Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Dick Cady and escort Katina Powell. 

In the release, Powell boldly states, "(we've) done so many recruits, it is sickening."

Here is the release:

INDIANAPOLISOct. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Dick Cady and escort Katina Powell have written an expose of recruiting tactics used in the basketball program at University of Louisville, based on Powell's experience providing sexual services at the school.
Breaking Cardinal Rules ($17.95 Perfect Bound will be available at$9.95 ebook available on, iTunes, Nook & Google), explores the length that a storied basketball program will go to secure the nation's top high school basketball talent.   
"I looked in those young faces, and their eyes reflected their fear and loss of innocence.  (We've) done so many recruits, it is sickening," Powell laments. Escorting, dancing and sex was Powell's occupation.  She ran the business with a troupe of strippers, including her own daughters.
Powell kept five journals with details of her escort escapades, sexual encounters, murdered relatives and activities at the University of Louisville.  Most of the U of L services she provided took place in the men's dormitory where basketball players reside.  Her main contact and the man who paid for her services–the school's former director of basketball operations and former graduate assistant, Andre McGee–kept Powell and her girls busy from 2010 to 2014. She has hundreds of text exchanges with him to set up her services as well as pictures of her girls with players and recruits.
Powell does not present a sympathetic character. Her life is full of contradictions. She has no remorse for her life or the choices she has made. Her story is true, and Breaking Cardinal Rules goes into firsthand and graphic detail. "This story needs to be told," says publisher Patricia Keiffner

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