Breaking News: Karen Sypher Still Hates Rick PitinoPosted by rtmsf on January 24th, 2011
It’s been some time since we’ve mentioned Rick Pitino’s old friend and flame, Karen Sypher. You recall that the middle-aged blonde was convicted of extortion last fall for trying to bilk Pitino of millions of dollars and later accused the Louisville coach of raping her after the feds caught on to her crazy scheme. She’s had a couple of sentencing hearings delayed already as her attorney earnestly (and we’re sure, honestly) tries to put together more evidence for a re-trial motion. She’s now due for sentencing to a federal penitentiary on February 18 of this year.
All of this extra free time has apparently given Sypher more creative license to concoct additional stories involving Pitino as a horrible, horrible man. In this weekend interview with Geraldo Rivera of all people, she states that Pitino threatened to have her four kids buried in the concrete of a bridge in New York if she refused to keep quiet about their tryst on the floor of Porcini’s and her subsequent pregnancy (that Pitino paid for her “health insurance”/abortion). Apologies for the light volume on this clip, but it’s really worth hearing.
Well, we’ll give her credit for leaving no tried-and-true cliche unturned. When all else is lost, you might as well go with the Italian/mafioso meme. Perhaps next week, she’ll claim one of Pitino’s African-American players carjacked her and forced her at gunpoint to perform disdainful sex acts; and the week after that, she’ll be on Nancy Grace accusing a Pitino associate who looks like a leprechaun of breaking into her bedroom to “snatch her people up.” There seems to be no line between fantasy and reality with this woman — any and all things are possible.
Can someone out there please make her go away? Please?