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Sypher publishes book about Pitino encounter

 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The woman convicted of trying to extort
cars, cash and a house from Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino
has self-published a book, complaining that while she "eats canned
spinach" at a federal prison camp, Pitino is "puffing away on his
Cuban cigars and drinking his Bourbon."

FILE- In this April 24, 2009, file photo, Karen Cunagin Sypher, listens as her attorney speaks to the media outside Gene Snyder Courthouse following a court appearance in Louisville, Ky., Cunagin Sypher has pleaded not guilty to federal charges of trying to extort money from Rick Pitino and of lying to the FBI. (AP Photo/Brian Bohannon, File)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The woman convicted of trying to extort
cars, cash and a house from Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino
has self-published a book, complaining that while she "eats canned
spinach" at a federal prison camp, Pitino is "puffing away on his
Cuban cigars and drinking his Bourbon."

Karen Sypher writes about herself in the third person with a
pseudonymous co-author in "Guilty Until Proven Innocent." The
Courier-Journal (http://cjky.it/I3LgEI ) says she repeats her
claims that Pitino raped her twice in 2003. Pitino has said he
briefly had sex with Sypher once, after hours at a restaurant.

Louisville sports information director Kenny Klein said Pitino
had no comment and referred questions to his lawyer, Steve Pence.
Pence said in a statement Sypher is "repeating the same lies that
a federal jury unanimously rejected."
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Information from: The Courier-Journal,
http://www.courier-journal.com

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