LOUISVILLE, KY. (AP) - The tangled relationship among Rick Pitino, his personal assistant and the assistant's wife was thrust back into public view during the woman's extortion trial this week.
Testimony from the Louisville coach and the assistant, Tim Sypher, marked the first time either had spoken at length about the tryst that tarnished Pitino's reputation. Their testimony revealed the sordid details of the bizarre relationship and what happened between the one-night stand in a restaurant booth in 2003 and last year. That's when Karen Cunagin Sypher was accused of demanding cash, cars and housing from Pitino in exchange for keeping quiet about the encounter.
Although Pitino is finished testifying, the trial continues Monday. Karen Sypher has pleaded not guilty.