Pitino Criticizes Media For Reporting Of Sex Scandal

by Rick Howlett on August 26, 2009

Pitino scoldingUniversity of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino is criticizing the media for its reporting of the sex scandal involving a woman accused of trying to extort him.

Pitino called a press conference after recordings of a police inteview with Karen Sypher were released today in which Syhper accused Pitino of sexually assaulting her six years ago. Prosecutors declined to bring charges against Pitino.

“What I don’t understand is why you keep fostering this behavior. On a day when Ted Kennedy died, we broke with the news here in louisville with Karen Sypher audio and tapes to the detective, and its already been put out. That’s a pretty sad commentary on us,” Pitino said.

Pitino told authorities he had a consensual sexual encounter with Sypher at a Louisville restaurant in 2003.

She was charged this year with trying to extort millions of dollars from Pitino and is awaiting trial.

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Jessica Howington August 26, 2009 at 11:21 pm

I’m glad to see that Pitino’s grief over Kennedy is not so burdensome that he can’t take time out of his schedule to deliver reflective, thoughtful comments about the media’s role in his scandal. It certainly doesn’t look like he’s trying to deflect responsibility or blame here…
Perhaps, in his grief, he will need another nighttime visit to Porcini’s.

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