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U OF L PRESIDENT: University should 'stay focused' amid allegations

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- University of Louisville President James Ramsey prepared a brief statement Thursday afternoon addressing recent allegations that recruits and players for the U of L basketball team engaged in sexual acts with escorts.

The text of that statement is below:

"As was stated last week, when we learned of the allegations toward our men's basketball team, we immediately hired Chuck Smrt of the Compliance Group to undertake a complete and thorough investigation of the alleged misconduct. Chuck advised us that we should also report those allegations to the NCAA so they could join our investigation.

For the past 18 years, Tom Jurich has served as Athletic Director of an exemplary program at U of L. I fully support Tom as we work to identify the facts in this situation, and that is what we are doing. Tom and I are committed to the values that are fundamental to the success of Cardinal athletics.

As I stated in the recent State of the University address, it is important that the university -- all of us -- stay focused on our day-to-day work of providing our outstanding students with a world-class education. The investigation of the allegations may take time and we must, as one university, continue doing the work we do to move our university and our community forward." 

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