Grand jury subpoenas issued in connection to Louisville sex scandal

The Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney in Jefferson County, Ky., is issuing grand jury subpoenas connected to the sex scandal involving Katina Powell and the University of Louisville men’s basketball program, Outside the Lines reported Friday afternoon.

Powell’s book, “Breaking Cardinal Rules: Basketball and the Escort Queen,” was released earlier this month and details more than 20 “parties” she claims she arranged for Louisville players and recruits, at Billy Minardi Hall on campus, at the request of former Louisville staff member Andre McGee. Powell claims McGee paid her and other women money to dance and, in some cases, have sex with players, recruits and family members of recruits.

McGee has denied her claims.

But a source told CBS Sports that at least one former recruit has confirmed the gist of Powell’s allegations to the NCAA, and ESPN has spoken with five former players or recruits who have confirmed attending parties at Louisville like the ones Powell describes.

Powell’s book was published by IBJ Book Publishing.

On Friday, IBJ publisher Patricia Keiffner confirmed a subpoena.

“We have received a subpoena at IBJ Book Publishing, and we are to appear [before the grand jury] November 5th,” Keiffner told Outside the Lines.

She declined further comment.

The NCAA’s investigation into the allegations is ongoing.

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