Jury Selection Begins In Sypher Trial

By Rick Howlett Jury selection is scheduled to begin today in the federal trial of Karen Sypher, who’s charged with trying to extort millions of dollars from University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino.     Sypher is accused of threatening to go public with an allegation of rape against Pitino if he did not give her… Continue reading Jury Selection Begins In Sypher Trial

Pitino Criticizes Media For Reporting Of Sex Scandal

University 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… Continue reading Pitino Criticizes Media For Reporting Of Sex Scandal

Pitino Apologizes For Sexual Tryst

University of Louisville men’s basketball coach has apologized to his family and the university for an extramarital affair he had six years ago. In an interview with police that was made public this week,  Pitino acknowledged that he had sex at a Louisville restaurant in 2003 with Karen Sypher, who has since been charged with… Continue reading Pitino Apologizes For Sexual Tryst

Ramsey To Meet With AD On Pitino Disclosure

University of Louisville President James Ramsey had little to say publicly early Wednesday afternoon regarding basketball coach Rick Pitino’s admission that he had a brief affair with a woman who’s now charged with trying to extort him. The Courier-Journal published details of a July police interview with Pitino in which he acknowledged having a sexual encounter six… Continue reading Ramsey To Meet With AD On Pitino Disclosure

Pitino Acknowledges Sypher Encounter In Police Interview

University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino told police last month that he had consensual sex in a restaurant in 2003 with Karen Cunigan Sypher, who’s now accused of trying to extort the coach.                  That’s according to a Louisville Metro Police report obtained by the Courier-Journal under the Kentucky Open Records Act. Pitino also said… Continue reading Pitino Acknowledges Sypher Encounter In Police Interview

Prosecutor: Sypher Complaint 'Void Of Credibility"

Jefferson County Commonwealth’s Attorney David Stengel says he has reviewed a videotaped criminal complaint made by Karen Sypher against University of Louisville men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino and found it, in his words, “void of credibility and lacking any supporting evidence.”                                              Sypher, who’s accused of trying to extort millions of dollars from Pitino by threatening… Continue reading Prosecutor: Sypher Complaint 'Void Of Credibility"

Sypher Indicted In Extortion Case

A federal grand jury in Louisville has returned an indictment against Karen Sypher, accusing her of attempting to extort University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino and lying to investigators about the case. Sypher is the estranged wife of U of L basketball equipment manager Tim Sypher. Her arraignment in U.S. District Court is scheduled… Continue reading Sypher Indicted In Extortion Case

Sypher Charged With Extortion, Lying To FBI

Karen Sypher, the estranged wife of University of Louisville basketball team equipment manager Tim Sypher, has been charged in federal court with trying to extort money from U of L basketball coach Rick Pitino, and with lying to FBI during its investigation of the case. Pitino disclosed the alleged extortion attempt last weekend. Here is… Continue reading Sypher Charged With Extortion, Lying To FBI