By Jody Demling - Cardinal Authority

An open-records requests revealed the NCAA has responded to the University of Louisville in its case against the basketball program

An open-records requests revealed the NCAA has responded to the University of Louisville in its case against the basketball program.

In a 118-page document obtained by an open records request, the NCAA has filed its response to the University of Louisville in regards to its alleged sex scandal in the men's basketball program.

The document obtained on Thursday afternoon showed the NCAA is standing by its allegations that U of L coach Rick Pitino failed to properly monitor his program. The document said Pitino should have seen "red flags" with some of the activities by former Director of Basketball Operations Andre McGee and his alleged involvement of bringing dancers into Billy Minardi Hall.

The NCAA report says that Pitino did "not supplement his trust in McGee with frequent spot-checks, including actively looking for and evaluating red flags, asking pointed questions and regularly soliciting honest feedback to determine if monitoring systems existed or were functioning properly."

The NCAA previously said U of L committed four level 1 violations, one of which stated that Pitino failed to monitor McGee. The school disputed that allegation when they responded to the NCAA's Notice of Allegations in January.

The school has acknowledged that violations occurred.

In a statement on Thursday, U of L said they "regret that NCAA legislation was violated by a former U of L employee. His behavior was shameful and wrong. We have faith in the NCAA process and look forward to demonstrating at the hearing that coach Pitino properly monitored his staff."

The next step in the process is a hearing with the NCAA's Committee on Infractions. It's expected that will be sometime this summer.


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