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After Sordid Trial, Louisville Coach's Blackmailer Guilty

Karen Sypher demanded millions from coach Rick Pitino, accused him of rape

(Newser) - A woman who tried to blackmail Louisville coach Rick Pitino after a brief sexual encounter was found guilty on all counts yesterday. Prosecutors during the sordid and sensational 8-day trial said former model Karen Sypher demanded millions of dollars from the married coach, falsely accused Pitino of rape after he... More »

Louisville Coach Admits Sex With Accused Blackmailer

Woman charged with $10M extortion attempt

(Newser) - University of Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino told police that he had consensual sex with a woman who later accused him of rape and tried to blackmail him for $10 million, according to records obtained by the Courier-Journal. Karen Sypher, the estranged wife of the team's equipment manager, has... More »

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