The self-proclaimed "escort queen" who ended up contributing to the stunning downfall of coach Rick Pitino and forced Louisville to vacate the 2013 national championship, is back in the spotlight.


Katina Powell has been charged with "criminal possession of a forged instrument" and "theft by deception," per Louisville Metro Police spokesman Dwight Mitchell. 

Well, looks like Powell is still a Cardinals fan! During her arrest and subsequent mug shot, Powell was repping the program through and through. Either this is an amazing coincidence, or she is doing her best troll job. Whatever the intentions, the irony here quite something.


Devotees will recall Powell having been at the center of the Louisville escort scandal. ​Between 2010 and 2014, she allegedly provided the women that danced for and had sex with Louisville basketball recruits. The scandal led the NCAA to revoke the school's 2013 national championship and 123 total wins.

Powell is in court due to an incident involving her daughter pointing a handgun at a man outside of her house. The incident was deemed a lease violation for obvious reasons, but Powell has not cooperated with the subsequent eviction order.


Louisville can't be happy with this old news being brought up again, but hey, that's what happens when you put the eminently amoral Rick Pitino in charge of something. Hindsight, folks!