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(Louisville, KY)  —  The ex-husband of a woman accused of trying to extort cash from University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino took the stand yesterday.  In a Kentucky courtroom, Randy Wise, Karen Sypher’s former spouse, said that Sypher told him, quote, “if I’m going down, I’m taking Pitino with me.”  Sypher is accused of demanding ten-million dollars from Pitino in exchange for remaining mum about a sexual affair between the two.  She’s pleaded not guilty to six federal charges.  Sypher faces up to 26 years in prison if convicted.  Prosecutors could wrap up their case as early as today. 
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08-03-2010 03:57:46

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