It doesn't seem like Louisville will ever be able to avoid a scandal.
In February, the NCAA upheld that the Louisville basketball program would have to vacate 123 wins between the years of 2011 and 2015, including a 2013 National Title.
So of course, some Louisville alum are fired up and ready to retaliate. According to a report, multiple Cardinals who played between the years of 2011-2015 are planning on suing regarding the vacation of their 2013 title.
UL Players apparently suing the NCAA concerning the vacation of the 2013 title (h/t @GoodmanHoops)— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) July 10, 2018
The NCAA ruling came about because an escort named Katina Powell claimed that Andre McGee, the graduate assistant coach and director of basketball operations at Louisville, paid her and other escorts thousands of dollars. She also claimed that she was given game tickets for five seasons in exchange for providing sex for recruits and players.
Only two former Cardinals have been named on the lawsuit so far. One is Luke Hancock, the Final Four Most Outstanding Player in 2013, and the other is Tim Henderson, another member of the 2013 team. Hancock did say that each team that lost wins, from 2011-2015, will have a representative on the lawsuit.
Members of the 2013 LOUISVILLE team are taking the NCAA to court. https://t.co/9XfDqsLdRA— WBKR (@WBKR) July 10, 2018
It is not yet clear what the former Cardinals will be suing for. It is also unclear whether Rick Pitino will be involved in the lawsuit. But since this is the first time in D1 history that a championship has been vacated, there are many questions that need to be answered.
Until the lawsuit is officially filed, the NCAA world will wait for word from Louisville. Good luck Cardinals, you have a long, up-hill battle in front of you.