UofL appeals attorney general over basketball scandal documents


Guard Tyler Ulis of the Kentucky Wildcats passes the ball during the game against the Louisville Cardinals at KFC Yum! Center on Saturday, December 27, 2014 in Louisville `, Ky. Kentucky leads Louisville 22-18 at halftime. Photo by Michael Reaves | Staff 

KY Kernel Sports Staff

The University of Louisville joined UK Wednesday among schools that are currently appealing decisions made by the attorney general after the school was ruled to be wrongly withholding documents related to its basketball scandal.

The NCAA investigation into the escort service allegations directed towards former staff member Andre McGee are still ongoing, but a decision was reached in February by UofL’s then-president James Ramsey to enforce a self imposed postseason ban on the team. And a blogger’s request for the documents that led to that decision is what has been called into question after the denial from UofL.

The university’s internal investigation is also ongoing, but played a part in the ban by at that point acknowledging that the team had at least one NCAA violation. The blogger, Peter Hasselbacher, filed a request days after the ban was placed, but UofL initially denied the existence of any such records.

The attorney general found that UofL had wrongly interpreted Hasselbacher’s request and ruled that the request should have included any documents leading up to the decision.  

The full ruling by the attorney general’s office can be read here.