Uh, oh. The extortion plot involving Louisville men’s basketball coach and the wife of one of the team’s trainer, Karen Cunagin Sypher, is getting ugly. Sounds like, even though Sypher is the one being investigated by the cops for trying to get money out of Pitino, he has allegedly admitted to an affair with the woman (she says rape) and according to some media sources paid for her to have an abortion. What does the University of Louisville think about all of this?
Rick Pitino’s one-night stand with a woman in a Kentucky restaurant could lead to his firing under a “moral depravity” clause in his megabucks Louisville contract. The New York native, in an interview with police, acknowledged the sexual encounter in August 2003 – and admitted paying her $3,000, reportedly for an abortion.
Language in his 2007 contract extension says the 56-year-old basketball coach can be dismissed for “acts of moral depravity” or behavior that would “bring Employee into public disrepute or scandal.” Pitino earns $2.25 million a year under the deal that runs through 2013. At the time he signed, Louisville’s athletic director said Pitino was “worth every penny of it, probably double it.”
Read more at the NY Daily News.