Sypher's attorney, James Earhart, told jurors Pitino pulled strings and used his influence to cover up a sexual encounter with Sypher, and others had their own motives for manipulating his client.
Trial begins on alleged extortion of famous coach →
"He's infatuated with her," Earhart said. "I'm not going to use the word stalker, but in some ways he is."
Trial starts in alleged extortion of Ky. coach →