She says the parties were arranged by former director of basketball operations and graduate assistant Andre Mc Gee, who is also a former player at the school.
Five former players and recruits told ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” that they attended the parties.
Powell told ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” that during the second stripping party she had at the players’ dorm, Andre Mc Gee asked her if some of the dancers would have sex for money.
“He asked me, ‘Is there any girls that want to make extra money,’ pretty much a side deal with the players. So I asked the girls and their eyes lit up like, ‘Well, yeah,'” Powell told ESPN. ‘Side deals’ were sex, and if they [the dancers] wanted to make extra money, that’s what the ‘side deal’ was, sex.” “The recruit would pick out what girl he wanted.
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The film was remade as Joe Kidd with Clint Eastwood in 1972, and Eastwood cast Mc Gee in The Eiger Sanction, his mountaineering action thriller, in 1975.
But Mc Gee was best known for the run of blaxploitation films she madein the early Seventies, starting with Melinda and including such classicsof the genre as Blacula, Hammer and Shaft in Africa, as well as Detroit 9000 and Thomasine & Bushrod. Itis used, she said in 1979, "like racism, so you don't have to think of the individual elements, just the whole.