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  • Jury weighs decision in Pitino extortion case

    A jury deliberated for nearly two hours Wednesday but went home without reaching a decision in the case of a Kentucky woman accused of demanding millions from Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino to keep quiet about their sexual tryst.

  • Karen Cunagin Sypher, second from left, walks with two unidentified women and her attorney James Earhart as she leaves the federal courthouse in Louisville, Ky., Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010. Sypher was convicted of extortion for demanding millions of dollars from Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino to keep their tryst at a restaurant secret. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke)

    Tangled relationship at center of Pitino case

    The tangled relationship among Rick Pitino, his personal assistant and the assistant's wife was thrown back into public view during the woman's extortion trial this week.

  • Aide: Pitino gave him $3,000 for pregnant woman

    Rick Pitino asked a longtime aide to give $3,000 to a woman now accused of trying to extort millions from the Louisville men's basketball coach after she claimed Pitino got her pregnant in a one-night fling at a restaurant, the aide testified.

  • Karen Cunagin Sypher, second from left, walks with two unidentified women and her attorney James Earhart as she leaves the federal courthouse in Louisville, Ky., Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010. Sypher was convicted of extortion for demanding millions of dollars from Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino to keep their tryst at a restaurant secret. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke)

    Aide: Pitino never mentioned seeking abortion

    Rick Pitino never said a woman who claimed the Louisville basketball coach got her pregnant after a one-night stand had to get an abortion but did advise she "go out of town" to get medical care, his longtime aide told a jury Friday.

  • Karen Cunagin Sypher, second from left, walks with two unidentified women and her attorney James Earhart as she leaves the federal courthouse in Louisville, Ky., Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010. Sypher was convicted of extortion for demanding millions of dollars from Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino to keep their tryst at a restaurant secret. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke)

    Ex-lawyer says he wrote letter demanding $10M

    Karen Cunagin Sypher's former attorney told jurors at her extortion trial he had sexual relations with the former model before writing a letter to Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino demanding $10 million.

  • Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino, right, is accompanied by an unidentified man as he arrives at the federal courthouse to testify in the trial of Karen Cunagin Sypher in Louisville, Ky., Wednesday, July 28, 2010.  Sypher is charged with trying to extort cash, cars and a house to stay quiet about a sexual liaison.  (AP Photo/Ed Reinke)

    No one looks good in Rick Pitino extortion trial

    The first thing to remember about the trial unfolding this week in Louisville is that Rick Pitino is a witness, not a defendant.

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