Pitino Paid for Abortion

Louisville men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino gets failing marks for off-the-court conduct: “[Pitino] told police he had sex in a restaurant six years ago with a woman now accused of trying to extort millions of dollars from him,” according to the Associated Press. “And when she told him two weeks later she was pregnant, he gave her $3,000 for an abortion.” The woman, Karen Sypher, filed rape charges against Pitino last month, but a prosecutor said the charges would not be pursued since they lacked evidence, and Sypher has since pleaded guilty to lying to the F.B.I. and trying to extort $10 million from Pitino. Pitino previously coached the New York Knicks and Boston Celtics.