Jim Boeheim

NCAA accuses Louisville, Pitino of violations in escort case

The NCAA accused Louisville of four serious violations and criticized coach Rick Pitino for failing to monitor a former basketball staffer who hired escorts and strippers for sex parties with recruits and players.

The governing body's report Thursday didn't mention a lack of institutional control — considered the most serious violation in some cases.

Pitino disputed the finding that he did not monitor Andree McGee, saying his tendency is to over-monitor. If anything, the coach said he was guilty of trusting someone to tell him what was going on.

"This man (McGee) made a mistake and we apologize for his mistakes," he said during a news conference....