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Women’s bodies as recruiting tools: How Louisville basketball welcomed high schoolers with paid escorts

November 13, 2015 by Michael Kimmel

The college basketball season will open this weekend to much fanfare, but an escort-shaped shadow looms, cast by Louisville coach Rick Pitino and his staff’s alleged recruitment tactics.

Pitino claims he had no knowledge that paid sex was being used to help recruit the high school players he so coveted — a statement that makes him either a liar or a very bad coach. Sort of like President Nixon during Watergate. If he knew, he was a criminal, and if he didn’t know, he was a pathetically bad administrator. For more info: http://www.pri.org/stories/2015-11-12/womens-bodies-recruiting-tools-how-louisville-basketball-welcomed-high-schoolers