UMKC assistant coach Andre McGee resigns amid Louisville escort scandal
Missouri-Kansas City assistant coach Andre McGee has resigned from his position at the university, the school announced Friday.
McGee, who went on administrative leave on Oct. 2, is a former Louisville player, graduate assistant coach and director of basketball operations. He is at the center of the allegations made in a book entitled Breaking Cardinal Rules: Basketball and the Escort Queen. The book, co-written by Katina Powell, a Louisville-based escort, and Dick Cady, a former Indianapolis Star investigative reporter, divulges information about Louisville’s use of an escort service for recruits and players.
SI’s Pete Thamel and Thayer Evans reported that the NCAA was investigating possible recruiting violations within the Louisville program.
From Thamel and Evans:
The book tells the story of Powell and details how she and other women, including three of her daughters, stripped, danced and performed sex acts in front of Louisville players, recruits and, as the press release states, “sometimes even their fathers.” [Cady] was hired by IBJ Book Publishing to dig up details and co-write the book with Powell. The information from the book comes from Powell’s journal entries and thousands of text messages. Powell, who brought the story to the IBJ, admitted to the Journal that she’s writing the book to make money. She’s set to receive “10% of the commission of the gross, not net,” according to a release.
McGee has denied the accusations.
- Kayla Lombardo