NCAA News: Rick Pitino Accusers Found Guilty Of Extorsion

Karen Cunagin Sypher was found guilty in a Kentucky court.

Sypher was convicted Thursday of demanding millions of dollars from Rick Pitino to keep secret their one-night stand in a restaurant and then claiming the Louisville basketball coach raped her after he reported the extortion.

Last year, Pitino received three threatening phone calls and two letters demanding cash and gifts for Sypher to keep the tryst secret. One of the letters showed to the jury was a handwritten note from Sypher that asked for cars, tuition for her children and her mortgage to be paid off.

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