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Attorney: Pitino may testify Tuesday or Wednesday

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The lawyer for University of Louisville
basketball coach Rick Pitino says he may testify Tuesday afternoon
or Wednesday in the case of a woman accused of trying to extort
him.

Attorney Steve Pence, a former federal prosecutor, told The
Associated Press that Pitino's testimony could last at least half a
day in the case of Karen Cunagin Sypher. Pitino was not at the
trial Monday.

Sypher, 50, has pleaded not guilty to extortion, retaliating
against a witness and lying to the FBI. She is accused of demanding
college tuition for her children, her house to be paid off and $10
million.

A jury of eight men and eight women were selected to hear the
case. Four jurors will be excused as alternates before
deliberations begin.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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