LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – University of Louisville coach Rick Pitino says there is only one person who knows the real story about what happened four years ago as the investigation continues into allegations made in ‘Breaking Cardinal Rules.'
Pitino took to the airwaves on the Ramsey and Rutherford show on 93.9 The Ville Tuesday and in lengthy interviews reflected on the allegations that prostitutes were active in the college dorm named for his late brother-in-law.
Pitino didn't hold back and he said one of the most haunting details from the book is that the alleged behavior took place in Billy Minardi Hall.
"When I heard all of this and allegedly it took place in the dormitory I named after him – quite honestly guys I cried myself to sleep that night hoping that it wasn't true because of [it] being in Minardi Hall," he said. "It still bothers me. I have not slept because the allegations are it took place in Billy Minardi Hall and that really is a knife to my heart."
Pitino called the allegations in Breaking Cardinal Rules a major problem and that they have got to get answers to.
He said former basketball player and director of basketball operations Andre McGee knows the truth and he's not talking.
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Minardi Hall has been open since 2003 and was named after him after he was killed while working in the World Trade Center during the September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001.
University of Louisville released a statement Tuesday afternoon which reads:
"The University of Louisville Police Department, in consultation with the Louisville Metro Police Department and the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office, is reviewing allegations regarding the men's basketball program."
The University of Louisville Board of Trustees are expected to meet Thursday afternoon and may possibly make a statement on the allegations at that time.
The NCAA has also launched investigations.
"Breaking Cardinal Rules" shot to the top of Amazon's best seller list in the sports category.