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Pitino apologizes for "indiscretion"

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Louisville men's basketball coach Rick
Pitino says he's sorry to his family and his players for what he
calls an "indiscretion" six years ago.
Pitino also apologized to the university and says he'll continue
coaching the Cardinals "as long as they will have me."
Pitino told police he had sex at a Louisville restaurant six
years ago with a woman who approached him. She's since been charged
with trying to extort money from him.
At a press conference Wednesday he did not specifically address
the police report but said he'd already apologized to his family
months ago and now wants to apologize to his extended family at the
university.
He says he'll continue to cooperate with authorities in the
extortion case.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - An attorney for the woman accused of
trying to extort money from Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino
says he hasn't seen a copy of Pitino's statement to police.
Details of that statement and others taken as part of an
investigation into Karen Sypher's allegations that Pitino raped her
twice in 2003 were first reported by The Courier-Journal on
Tuesday.
Pitino told police that he and Sypher had consensual sex six
years ago, but that was the only time.
Sypher's attorney, James Earhart, told The Associated Press on
Wednesday that while some of details have come out, he expects the
rest to come out eventually.
Earhart says Sypher and her family "have suffered a lot, and
they continue to suffer every day as a result of this."

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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