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Hot off the presses: The Karen Sypher Story


Sooo many things are awesome about this cover. Who is that child? Why is Karen holding her? Why is Karen wearing a corsage? Oh God, is that her holding her aborted child in heaven?!?!

Just in time for the biggest Kentucky/Louisville game in history comes Karen Sypher’s new tell-all book “Guilty Until Proven Innocent: The Karen Sypher Story.”** Here’s the description, from Amazon:

In 2009, Karen Cunagin Sypher was a part of one of the biggest scandals in Louisville, Kentucky history. It involved One-Time professional coach for the Boston Celtics, and the “winningest coach” in the University of Louisville history, Rick Pitino. Read “Karen Sypher’s” story and how the largest cover-up of rape led her from being a victim, to being convicted and sentenced to seven (7) years in prison. The Karen Cunagin Sypher cover-up is at the top of one of the most egregious revenge-plots in American Justice History.

The book retails for $14.99 on Amazon and if you splurge for overnight shipping, you can have it in your little hands tomorrow morning for some pregame reading. If you have a guilty conscience about buying it, it’s okay: part of the proceeds go to rape victims. Here’s an excerpt to whet your appetite:

If you go to Amazon, you can read the first four chapters for free: “Karen’s Life” (Chapters 1 & 2), “The If Factor” (Chapter 3), and “The Mafia Knight” (Chapter 4). The Mafia Knight! Oh, my. One last thing:

** I swear we didn’t make this up. It’s real.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

114 Comments for Hot off the presses: The Karen Sypher Story



  1. Jimi Garden of Eden
    11:19 am March 29, 2012 Permalink

    Love the timing of this…



  2. SteveM
    11:21 am March 29, 2012 Permalink

    Don’t worry Karen, the Cats will hose Pitino for you on Saturday.



  3. Kenny H
    11:21 am March 29, 2012 Permalink

    I bet we won’t find Pitino at a book signing.



  4. schwing
    11:21 am March 29, 2012 Permalink

    damn, she used to be bangin’.



  5. Yes
    11:21 am March 29, 2012 Permalink

    Yes, you did not make it up. But someone else did, right? Didn’t the court rule on this? Isn’t she in prison?

    That guy she’s talking about hung a banner in Rupp (possibly two, really).



  6. shimsky
    11:21 am March 29, 2012 Permalink

    uhhh…



  7. UKChillfan
    11:22 am March 29, 2012 Permalink

    Wow, wonder why it came out at this time?



  8. Jason
    11:23 am March 29, 2012 Permalink

    5-Benedict Arnold also won a couple battles before he switched sides too.



  9. Blue Iris
    11:24 am March 29, 2012 Permalink

    “if you splurge for overnight shipping” I thignk splurging is how this whole mess got started.



  10. Had a blast in Lex last weekend!
    11:24 am March 29, 2012 Permalink

    YYESS!! I love it!!

    GO CATS!!



  11. GoCats2
    11:26 am March 29, 2012 Permalink

    Definitely helps remind everyone that Pitino is not the angel the press is making him out to be this week. I was happy that Bomani reminded everyone on ESPN last night.



  12. nassau65
    11:27 am March 29, 2012 Permalink

    i guess the tard fans will blame Cal for the timing of this like they do everything else negative that happens to UL.



  13. 101blue
    11:28 am March 29, 2012 Permalink

    That kid has Ricky P’s eyebrows.



  14. Consider this
    11:28 am March 29, 2012 Permalink

    I’m no Pitino fan, but can’t he sue like hell for slander if he in fact did not rape her? I guess he’d rather let sleeping dogs lie, but this doesn’t seem to be going away.



  15. Floyd The Barber
    11:28 am March 29, 2012 Permalink

    I will probably only scan through this book in about 15 seconds……..



  16. Luck
    11:29 am March 29, 2012 Permalink

    #46,562 in Books . It’s a top 50 thousand book guys



  17. EVERYBODYHATES
    11:32 am March 29, 2012 Permalink

    i love how the price of the book is 14.99, 1 penny short of 15secs. Just rubbing it in pitino’s face!



  18. NKY CAT
    11:32 am March 29, 2012 Permalink

    she is nutty as a shithouse rat



  19. average fan
    11:32 am March 29, 2012 Permalink

    I don’t like Pitino but this is absurd and I don’t wish this BS on anybody.



  20. 98runt
    11:33 am March 29, 2012 Permalink

    Classy



  21. Jimi Garden of Eden
    11:34 am March 29, 2012 Permalink

    14…it should not ever go away…great coach,lousy husband,father and human being…



  22. gmartinez
    11:34 am March 29, 2012 Permalink

    shes hot.



  23. nassau65
    11:34 am March 29, 2012 Permalink

    19, i agree



  24. shabazz
    11:35 am March 29, 2012 Permalink

    Wow. Can you say libel?



  25. douchechill
    11:35 am March 29, 2012 Permalink

    12 – Better make sure they don’t ship this book to you via UPS!



  26. Smokey
    11:37 am March 29, 2012 Permalink

    I thought there was a law you couldn’t profit from a crime. He was convicted of extortion no?



  27. Yikes
    11:38 am March 29, 2012 Permalink

    She is Nuttier than a squirrel turd



  28. capnmonkey
    11:40 am March 29, 2012 Permalink

    This is simultaneously horrible and hilarious



  29. GBB
    11:42 am March 29, 2012 Permalink

    Wow. Not ALL blondes are crazy, but enough are that, please, TT, stay brunette.



  30. BobKYCats
    11:42 am March 29, 2012 Permalink

    God, even most Cats fans wish this woman would just go away. Don’t think that’s gonna happen.



  31. Cliver
    11:43 am March 29, 2012 Permalink

    My favorite line: “Karen had never been raped before and had never been in that situation.” The way that reads you’d think such an experience is just a typical part of womanhood.



  32. true
    11:47 am March 29, 2012 Permalink

    So let me get this straight…she is saying that he raped her? Rape? Is that correct? He raped her that night & not made love. It was rape…rape. he raped her? Is that the point she is making that it was rape? I’m a little unclear by her story. She’s pulling the rape card. I know girls like her, their called whores



  33. manbearpig
    11:48 am March 29, 2012 Permalink

    Some jokes just write themselves….no pun intended



  34. SexnNursinHomes
    11:48 am March 29, 2012 Permalink

    I’d hit it



  35. uktailg8er
    11:51 am March 29, 2012 Permalink

    Why is she holding a black/mixed child?



  36. ajhank2
    11:51 am March 29, 2012 Permalink

    Squirrel turd. That’s hilarious.



  37. knightynight
    11:56 am March 29, 2012 Permalink

    32- they’re*



  38. Walter Sobchak
    11:57 am March 29, 2012 Permalink

    dear god, this reads like it’s a high school portfolio piece. or maybe a lab report. either way, i can’t imagine making myself read any more of it than i just did



  39. chadman
    11:57 am March 29, 2012 Permalink

    Her website would be a little better if official weren’t misspelled, but what do you expect for someone from Louisville?



  40. Matty Bangs
    11:58 am March 29, 2012 Permalink

    Nothing about being PUNKED out by Clay Travis? Matt maybe your just jealous is wasn’t you getting it by Ricky P. Man crush anyone? Go Cayuts huhu!!!!!



  41. GoBlue!
    11:58 am March 29, 2012 Permalink

    How do they figure Pitino is Louisville’s winningest coach? Crum was there for 30 years and won 695 games (according to wikipedia). Pitino’s not even close.



  42. Rod Von Hugenschlong
    11:59 am March 29, 2012 Permalink

    RP made his bed, now he has to lie in it. She may be further digging herself into a hole but it sure is funny as hell to watch. Too many people are sympathetic to Pitino. He did this to himself. He screwed a crazy woman without a condom and now he has to face the consequences. This will likely never go away.



  43. GoBlue!
    11:59 am March 29, 2012 Permalink

    *675 games



  44. doug hanes
    12:00 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    For $14.95, I may order two, give one to a friend.



  45. DT in DC
    12:00 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    And she said the FIRST time he raped her. Were there more encounters besides the one in the restaurant?



  46. Rod Von Hugenschlong
    12:00 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    If you have any friends or co-workers that are UL fans then buy this book for them! 🙂



  47. HeadBussa
    12:00 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    32 — She does not claim he raped her that night at Porkchini’s. She claims he raped her on another occasion at her house (I think) when they were talking about the abortion. She claims he forced himself on top of her when she didn’t even want to do anything.



  48. HeadBussa
    12:02 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    ^Well, at least that’s what the she was saying initially. Now I just read the passage above and it pretty much seems to state that she says he raped her at Porkchini’s.



  49. UK Fan
    12:02 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    Look at me, I’m a victim!! You can’t take responsibility for your actions if you’re the victim all the time.



  50. WTF
    12:02 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    ..didn’t have the strenght to scream…LOL..or the desire I would imagine….

    —FAIL



  51. DREWBLUE
    12:03 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    If Ricky P got ahold of her back in her Pepsi days it might have only taken 7.5 seconds.



  52. YourBoyBlue
    12:03 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    Wanna bet that KY is this books leader in terms of sales??



  53. Sammydog
    12:04 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    This type of trash should not be on here. I am no Pitino fan but this woman is a real piece of work. Reveling in something like this is way beneath decent people. I am a 45 yr Kentucky fan and this is way beneath us.



  54. WTF
    12:05 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    …I mean he has coached the 35 second rule for 20+ years…i mean..you know..



  55. lambinated
    12:05 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    So who plays pitino and sypher when lifetime picks up the book for a made for TV movie adaptation?



  56. WTF
    12:06 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    Lifetime cast:

    Ricky P – Ron Jeremy

    Sypon – Trailer trash sue



  57. Guck Foodman.
    12:07 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    This whole deal is just nasty.



  58. NBA league pass
    12:08 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    51) no doubt!



  59. Moving On
    12:13 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    I agree with #53…
    Rick restored KY basketball, made a mistake(s)…lets move on. I thought KSR was better than this.



  60. Ridge Runner
    12:16 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    59…the book just came out. KSR can’t move on if something like this is just off the press. Ya can’t move on, until AFTER it has happened.



  61. Bender
    12:17 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    Please for the love of Big Blue take this article down!



  62. Moving On
    12:18 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    60…you can move on…how long ago was the trial…2010? I think 2010 classifies as AFTER



  63. catfan68
    12:18 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    55 maybe Joe Pesci plays pitino? Sypher…one of the girls from Trixies?



  64. Fatneck
    12:21 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    Disappointed you guys posted anything regarding this book. I m a Pitino hater but this isn t funny. The woman obviously has issues and there s no reason to entertain her crazy story. You guys have always been my favorite site but this goes to far. PLEASE PULL IT. Its embarrassing to UK fans.



  65. Ridge Runner
    12:22 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    62…the BOOK just came out dude. Not the occurence which permitted the BOOK.



  66. DB11
    12:25 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    LMFAO



  67. BravoBigBlue
    12:36 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    Poor Rick. Didn’t you read Rick Reilly’s article, how Rick is now a changed man? He’s humble. And he only lies HALF THE TIME! This prick deserves everything coming, including this shit from this crazy nutjob. Poor Rick.



  68. UKBlue
    12:38 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    BBN needs to go set up a stand & sell this out in front of the Superdome.



  69. Gooch
    12:50 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    Who Cares? Give it a rest. Go Cats!



  70. BigAbes4UK
    12:51 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    Wow she was smokin hawt before she was a slut!



  71. FormerUKemployee
    12:53 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    This is not the first time a situation like this has happened with Pitino. There was another girl at UK when he coached there…one of the biggest cover ups of all time.



  72. Pabloco
    12:56 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    That has to be a record for using the word “rape” in 2 paragraphs.



  73. Richie's Mustache
    1:03 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    How is Pitino the “winningest coach” in Louisville history? I’m pretty sure Denny Crum has more wins in 30 years as UofL coach than Pitino has in 11 years.



  74. MONEY BALL
    1:14 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    You can also purchase an autographed copy of this soon to be “New York Times Best Seller” next to the fan outfitters trailer in New Orleans starting on Friday.



  75. Jessdogky
    1:14 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    71 – very interesting. have heard rumblings about that but would love more details.



  76. fourthininches
    1:21 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    is it wrong to spank it to that pepsi picture?



  77. jlove
    1:21 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    Wow. I thought the majority of the comments would be about how hot she was when she was younger. Maybe I’m the immature one…



  78. kfund
    1:32 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    It’s not a great buy. After you open the cover the book reaches its climax in 15 seconds.



  79. Real Cats Fan
    1:44 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    31, according to IU’s former coach, she should have just sat back and enjoyed it.



  80. cornbreadmafiacook
    1:49 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    Hell, buy one and have it overnighted to p.ricky in nola



  81. Ethan
    1:51 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    #41 #73-“Winningest” would refer to the winning percentage.



  82. Real Cats Fan
    1:52 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    Why is she holding OJ Simpson’s daughter on the cover?



  83. My Old Ky Home
    2:12 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    10 days after the intercourse she tests positive for pregnancy from a store bought test? Any doctors care to comment. I seem to recall reading that such tests were not valid for several weeks approaching a month post pregnancy. They measure hormones that take time to get high enough to register as positive.



  84. Oops
    2:13 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    Chapter 12, ‘The Three Way’

    “Rick really didn’t want to share me – but Tommy Turtleneck insisted. He told Rick that if I didn’t satisfy him, he would fire Rick. They both winked at each other and gave a nod, and Rick told me it was ok to make love to Tommy. Surprisingly, Tommy was quicker than Rick and it only lasted 12 seconds. My hesitation to their advances lasted longer than both sex acts, I couldn’t believe it.”



  85. bill
    2:16 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    Need fat-heads of the book cover distributed for the tourney game.



  86. JoAnn Pitino
    2:16 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    Damn you Karen, you just messed up another Final 4 appearance for me. This new hair and facelift were gonna be center stage, and now you’ve gone and done this. I can’t be seen now, after you’re book comes out. Look, everyone knows I don’t love Rick anymore – big deal. I’m just in it for the money. You can have his sorry ass, I’m done with him!



  87. Jax Teller
    2:19 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    “Still feeling guilty about not having the power to push him off that night…or scream” — well, damn it was only 15 seconds. I don’t know of a man alive who can make a woman scream in 15 seconds, of course she couldn’t scream.



  88. Blue28
    2:23 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    The timing of this is awesome! I wish someone would ask Pitino about it in a pre-game interview to watch him boil over. Maybe it will distract him a bit.
    Check out KarenSypher.com I went there looking for her book but it’s a pretty funny UK site instead, lol.



  89. Asterisks
    2:27 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    Why won’t anyone ask about us anymore?



  90. Porcini's
    2:29 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    I would love to see the reaction/response if someone bought the book and asked Pitino for an autograph…



  91. T_F_Licker
    2:36 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    This may be the most disturbing and at the same time, most hysterically amusing book cover I’ve ever seen in my life.



  92. RYNO
    2:38 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    How about we buy about 300 copies and send them to the UofL Hotel, care of Ricky P.



  93. Fred
    2:44 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    To 76: Spank away my man, spank away!!



  94. Conference Call
    2:49 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    I am still amazed by her middle name. And I hate to admit this, but if that really is her in the Pepsi ad, she was smoking hot. That said, she is still bat sh** crazy. And Rick didn’t knock up the smoking hot chic, he knocked up the crazy chic.



  95. BIGAL
    2:49 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    The kid on the cover does resemble little Richard Pitino!!



  96. bluebarnes
    3:13 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    Somebody should send one to New Orleans to his hotel.



  97. SavannahCatFan
    4:01 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    Love this review….”Karen Sypher is a cautionary tale for getting cautionary tail.”



  98. KC Kat
    4:21 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    Fantastic review:
    Karen Sypher is a cautionary tale for getting cautionary tail

    sounds like Matt Jones?



  99. RYNO
    4:29 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    Co-author: Giovani Rustino? Isn’t that Ricky P’s pen name?



  100. 3cats
    4:36 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    she looked mighty fine …. 15 sec hum………………….



  101. BigBear
    4:43 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    Really, I am kind of new to this. Is it customary to give the woman you “raped” your business card at the conclusion. Dr Seuss books makes more sense.



  102. Biglaw Dawgin'
    4:52 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    Disgusting. 101 – I agree. I’m not a fan of Pitino, but the allegations in this book don’t seem too believable. I guess my peers (i.e., a jury) agreed.



  103. DaveUK
    4:57 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    Someone trying to make a case for themselves should at least proof read the manuscript before it’s published. Junior Bridgeman played for the Milwaukee “Buds”? – really? Bet that’s news to him!



  104. Bluefins
    5:56 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    Someone needs to make a fathead of that book cover to take to the game. Hilarious! Right behind the goal would be awesome.



  105. 8 is gonna be great
    6:10 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    I always just thought Rick slaughtered babies but he is a rapeist to! I bet his family is proud!!!!!!!!!!! The Big Blue needs to kick this old washed up no good piece of shit coaches ass back to loserville! He should never of left UK and now of all times its our chance to prove it to him in a way he will never get over it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  106. Coachsmithcats
    6:40 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    Looking at that Pepsi ad, I’d tap that ASS TOO!! ;P lol



  107. blitzedanddazed
    6:43 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    What the odds the book becomed a NYT best seller? 15 to 1



  108. CatsFan
    6:52 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    2138. That is the official Vegas over/under for number of times rape is used in the book.



  109. Bob
    7:39 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    Who wrote this? It’s very poorly written.



  110. Dane Brammage
    8:25 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    Baby girl looks bi-racial. God Bless her; she has some challenges what with her mum and her poor choices – and the hideous plethora of half-truths and falsehoods she’ll have to weed through as she removes the blinders of innocence with age.



  111. Arms of Delk Legs of McCarty
    11:30 pm March 29, 2012 Permalink

    “The Karen Sypher story is a great tragedy, one that will be discussed in history books for years to come. The greatest injustice since Daughtry didn’t win American Idol!”

    Interesting analysis, reviewer.



  112. GeneralRobertMontgomeryKnight
    5:30 am March 30, 2012 Permalink

    Damn…My ole WangDanger would even get up fer dat…



  113. FlaCatz
    10:28 am March 30, 2012 Permalink

    Raped the 1st time….. Why in the hell does she allege she was even close enough to the “rapist” to be victimized a 2nd time…. I think this lovely young lady had her pilot light blown out a long time ago and is desperately trying to re-ignite it.



  114. Rob Lemon
    12:24 pm March 30, 2012 Permalink

    Free BJ with book purchase?