NCAA punishment is 'draconian,' UofL claims in appeal

NCAA punishment is 'draconian,' UofL claims in appeal”

Escort Katina Powell alleged in a book that former Cardinals staffer Andre McGee hired her and other dancers for sex parties with recruits and players from 2010 to 2014.

The university's 68-page appeal, sent to the NCAA's committee of infractions, was obtained through an open records request August 11. During the investigation, Louisville imposed a self-ban for the 2016 postseason.

From there, U of L blasted away at penalties handed down by the NCAA's committee on infractions, namely the vacating of several seasons worth of victories - including two Final Four appearances and the 2013 NCAA championship - and the forfeiture of NCAA tournament money earned during those seasons. UofL is appealing the penalties that the NCAA sent down in June over UofL's sex scandal with the men's basketball program.

If Louisville's penalties are upheld, the school noted that it would mark the first time a Division I men's basketball title would be vacated. Even if these student-athletes were technically ineligible, they would unquestionably have been reinstated.

"Imposing those penalties here would be grossly disproportionate to the conduct alleged to have rendered the student-athletes ineligible". In June, the university announced they would fight only two of the punishments, the financial penalties and vacation of wins.

UofL said it is "deeply embarrassed and apologizes" for the violations uncovered in the case, but that the self-imposed punishments and reform "ensure that similar misconduct could never occur again". "This ruling is also unfair to Coach Pitino, who we believe could not have known about the illicit activities".

Pitino and the school indicated that it will appeal his penalties. "At a minimum, the vacation and financial penalties imposed in connection with the 2011-12 and 2012-13 men's basketball season should be reversed".

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