Muhammad Ali shows support for Louisville in wake of scandal
Muhammad Ali showed his support for Louisville’s men’s basketball team amid allegations of the team’s use of an escort service to entertain recruits.
Ali, a who is from Louisville, Ky., tweeted his backing of the program on Thursday night.
“From one champion to another, I will always stand behind & support @GoCards,” Ali wrote. “Go Cards! #UniteLouisville #AliTweet.”
The 73-year-old, whose son played baseball at Louisville, received the Grawemeyer Spirit Award from the university in September for helping inspire others.
Louisville has come under increased scrutiny after a book released this month alleged that Andre McGee, a former Louisville player and coach, paid for escorts to dance for recruits during their campus visits, and in some cases, have sex with them. The NCAA is investigating the book’s claims.
On Tuesday, five Louisville players came forth and confirmed to ESPN’s Outside the Lines that the claims are true.
- Kayla Lombardo