Trial centered on Pitino starts today
Posted on: July 26, 2010 9:12 am
Edited on: July 26, 2010 9:22 am
LAS VEGAS -- My Sunday flight home was canceled, which means I'll be traveling home today ... or at least trying to travel home today. Wish me luck. Meantime, the trial of Karen Cunagin Sypher gets underway this morning. Case you forgot, she's the woman charged with trying to extort millions of dollars from Louisville coach Rick Pitino after a sordid affair that began at a table in an Italian restaurant.
Pitino is expected to testify Tuesday.
It's unclear whether Sypher will take the stand in her own defense.
My guess is that she won't considering cross-examination would be a nightmare for a woman who A) nailed Pitino on a table in a restaurant, B) had an abortion, C) married Pitino's friend, and D) allegedly performed sexual favors for another man who later helped her try to extort money from Pitino. Either way, this trial should be a blast. I'll be monitoring it closely (hopefully via Wi-Fi while flying home this afternoon).