It would appear that a signficant scandal is brewing at Louisville, with Rick Pitino having reported an extortion attempt to the FBI. Here's what we know now: Fox's Jeff Goodman reported that the alleged extorter is a woman named Karen Sypher, who is married to the Louisville equipment manager, Tim Sypher.
This wasn't challenged by her attorney, Thomas Clay, who called the Courier-Journal to discuss the situation and was quoted as saying this:
âThere is a federal investigation going on, and there may be criminal charges placed against her as a result of what coach Pitino has brought to the attention of the FBI. . . There are no counter allegations, and as far as I am concerned this criminal investigation is going to proceed to a logical conclusion and I hope that we can put this matter behind us as quickly as possible.â
Based on what has been suggested so far, it might not be that quick.
It's also interesting (although it could certainly be unrelated) to learn that Pitino's son has left the Louisville program and taken a job with Billy Donovan at Florida.