The person doing the alleged extorting in the Rick Pitino case is Karen Sypher, multiple sources have confirmed.
She is the wife of Louisville equipment manager Tim Sypher.
They have five children.
Tim has worked for Pitino at Louisville for seven years, according to an official bio. He was also a personal assistant to Pitino for more than three years with the Boston Celtics, meaning he's worked with Pitino in some form for a decade. By pure coincidence, Daniel Acker of Bloomberg News took a picture of a Karen Sypher sources have said is the Karen Sypher last year at The Kentucky Derby.
Click this link to see it.
(She really does look like she's up to something, doesn't she?)
Records show Tim and Karen Sypher are in the process of getting a divorce.
Tim Sypher issued a statement Sunday morning.
"I am devastated by the bizarre allegations that my estranged wife is making against both Coach Pitino and myself," he said. "At this point, my primary concern is for my young daughter and four stepsons, both to the impact of their mother's actions on them, as well as the impact on Coach's family and the University. I love my children, and want to protect them. At the same time, I intend to defend the allegations vigorously and will have no additional comment at this time."