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Prosecutors want woman behind Louisville basketball scandal behind bars

Katina Powell, the self-proclaimed escort queen who arranged sex parties for the Louisville men’s basketball team, reportedly has violated her probation.
Katina Powell, the self-proclaimed escort queen who arranged sex parties for the Louisville men’s basketball team, reportedly has violated her probation. Louisville Metro Corrections

Surely you remember Katina Powell, the woman behind the “Stripper Scandal” that led to the University of Louisville being stripped of it 2013 national championship.

Well, WDRB in Louisville reported Friday that the Jefferson Commonwealth’s Attorney office filed a motion that Powell should be sent to prison for violation her probation in a theft and forgery case. According to WDRB, Powell tested positive for using crack cocaine and failed to report to her probation office.

If that’s not interesting enough, there’s this:

“On July 10, Powell failed to show up to meet her probation officer, but a friend of Powell’s called and she had dropped Powell off in Lexington ‘after a man allegedly beat her and shot at here.’”

The probation officer reported that “to this day subject is concealing her whereabouts.”

Powell was arrested on theft and forgery charges in May of last year while wearing a Louisville Cardinals football shirt.

Check out the story for more good stuff. There’s plenty there.

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John Clay is a sports columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader. A native of Central Kentucky, he covered UK football from 1987 until being named sports columnist in 2000. He has covered 20 Final Fours and 37 consecutive Kentucky Derbys.
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