LSU coach Johnny Jones: NCAA clears Antonio Blakeney in investigation related to workout videos with trainer _lowres

Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- LSU basketball freshman Antonio Blakeney talks to the media about the upcoming basketball season Wednesday, July 1, 2015 in the LSU basketball practice facility.


LSU freshman guard Antonio Blakeney, once a Louisville commitment, spoke to the NCAA this week about his experience on a recruiting visit to the school amid new allegations that a basketball staff member paid escorts to dance and have sex with players and recruits.

Yahoo! Sports first reported the details about the investigation. first reported Blakeney's interview.

LSU athletic director Joe Alleva declined comment when reached by Sports Illustrated.

"I'm not saying a word." Alleva said.

Before he signed with LSU, Blakeney committed to the Cardinals in September 2014. An Orlando, Fla., native, Blakeney was one of the nation's top recruits for the class of 2015.

Yahoo! Sports reports the allegations are detailed in the new book, “Breaking Cardinal Rules: Basketball and the Escort Queen," written by Katina Powell, a woman who says she allegedly provided women for the team.