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Karen Sypher is still talking.

This one got lost on the KSR newsroom floor over the weekend (Beisner has already fired the responsible parties) but it’s too good to go unposted. Karen Sypher spoke with Geraldo Rivera on Fox News Saturday evening¬†and she accused her ex-baby’s daddy of some Tony Soprano-like bargaining tools. ¬†Sypher claims Rick Pitino threatened that her four children “will be in concrete in a bridge that is being built in New York.” Whoa.

Call me crazy but I actually believe her. Rick Pitino is a shady Italian from New York City and Sypher is too dumb to come up with something like that on her own. That’s a legit mafia move to off someone who needs to be kept quiet.

Is this woman ever gonna go away?

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

66 Comments for Karen Sypher is still talking.



  1. Al's IndiCats
    12:03 pm January 24, 2011 Permalink

    I thought they were going to build a new bridge in Lousiville anyway so that 3 stacks won’t have to travel that far. The City that never stops opening their arms to their coach…..



  2. poundtown express
    12:06 pm January 24, 2011 Permalink

    u can just tell she’s all about some random pumpin given the right amount of Box wine



  3. mocha
    12:06 pm January 24, 2011 Permalink

    Fuhget aboudit.



  4. TommyTurtlenecksPitstains
    12:06 pm January 24, 2011 Permalink

    Do you think that after the show was over Sypher gave a BJay to Geraldo just for kicks? I think that woman would get down on her knees for just about anything



  5. poundtown express
    12:10 pm January 24, 2011 Permalink

    she just longs for a younger washboard abs suthuwn dilf with calf implants but guzzles wine and came up short with ricky 3 stacks and the pumptown express



  6. mgcat
    12:10 pm January 24, 2011 Permalink

    Good lord, no slight to the poor “victim”, but dang – she look absolutely aged in that video. Ricky boy, you sure stepped in it this time.



  7. TRUTH
    12:11 pm January 24, 2011 Permalink

    I BELIEVE HER!



  8. Mack
    12:12 pm January 24, 2011 Permalink

    I didn’t know that Geraldo had a TV show. If she can get on Kelly’s show in the afternoon she will get alot of attention.



  9. uk_angus
    12:13 pm January 24, 2011 Permalink

    i very much wish that our ex basketball coach with a natl championship had not got involved in this…but since he is the current ul coach i am ok with it.



  10. the ghost of Bill Hicks
    12:14 pm January 24, 2011 Permalink

    Last week, my wife gave birth in Evansville, IN and one of the nurses looked just like a 25 year old Sypher. The resemblance was uncanny.



  11. Roggensak
    12:16 pm January 24, 2011 Permalink

    Go Cats!



  12. BlueFins
    12:16 pm January 24, 2011 Permalink

    I hope she says around for a while just to see how much embarrassment the Turtleneck and fans can take. I guess Ricky is still living large off the one Final 4 he took the dirty birds to.



  13. VII
    12:19 pm January 24, 2011 Permalink

    Chick is getting her digs in before she goes to the slammer.



  14. rodger3626
    12:19 pm January 24, 2011 Permalink

    I hope she never goes away. This is the gift that keeps on giving.



  15. BigBlueMan
    12:21 pm January 24, 2011 Permalink

    Gawd, she looks rough! Used to be hot!



  16. obviously
    12:23 pm January 24, 2011 Permalink

    So… this is more about “scientific” proof that the phone calls used against her were proved not to be in connection to her. However, she got s**t faced on MD 20/20 and went rambling about how RP was going to put her in a bridge in NYC? Good Lord! What a f***ing train wreck!



  17. I think that
    12:26 pm January 24, 2011 Permalink

    she would like a mustache ride, Mr. Geraldo Rivera. Give it to her big guy.



  18. outsider237
    12:29 pm January 24, 2011 Permalink

    why does she keep looking off to the left when she makes her accusations?



  19. Let's get Real
    12:32 pm January 24, 2011 Permalink

    More Sypher please! She’s pure comedy and a continuing jab at little brother that we can’t even make up.



  20. Park Diesel
    12:34 pm January 24, 2011 Permalink

    1.) The worse she looks, the funnier the whole situation is to me.

    2.) Who hasn’t put someone in a concrete pillar of a bridge being constructed?



  21. BY
    12:35 pm January 24, 2011 Permalink

    From ukathletics.com

    Brandon Knight
    -Finished with 23 points, his eighth 20-point game this season, tied for third most by a freshman, one behind leaders Patrick Patterson and Rex Chapman.

    Pretty good stat for a guy who takes a lot of criticism from our fans.



  22. CardsFan
    12:39 pm January 24, 2011 Permalink

    Everything she says is a lie. Coach Pitino is innocent of everything.

    This kind of scandal really makes the UofL program look classy. Rick once said that no one has asked about this situation on recruiting trips, but I find that highly unlikely.



  23. [email protected]
    12:40 pm January 24, 2011 Permalink

    Get a life, this chick is obviously one of the most deeply disturbed, out of touch with reality, people you could ever hop to not meet(or get it on with in a Restaurant). Yeah, Rick threatened to have her killed and meant it alright, [email protected] That’s why he went to the Federales and put it all out there for the world to know… Grow up, move on, and get over it. As much as you lames want to see him in Prison for “Rape” it’s never gonna happen.



  24. Porcini's table #2
    12:44 pm January 24, 2011 Permalink

    Sighhhhhhhh…………I sure miss Coach Pitiner!



  25. Plum Idiot
    12:46 pm January 24, 2011 Permalink

    Free Sypher!
    I think we should get some shirts going with that. Buy tickets from season ticket holder at the Chum bucket. Make slicky ricky feel good.
    She did look rrrouuugh in that video. Screen shot that for the back of the shirt.



  26. logicalCat
    12:48 pm January 24, 2011 Permalink

    and it just drags on and on.

    I almost feel sorry for Pitino. almost



  27. PoopieDoo
    12:48 pm January 24, 2011 Permalink

    I thought she already had her 15 seconds of fame?



  28. mdlUK1
    12:54 pm January 24, 2011 Permalink

    15 seconds is about all of her I could stand, so I guess pitino isn’t so bad.



  29. [email protected]
    1:01 pm January 24, 2011 Permalink

    How about a shirt that says “Sic Semper Tyrannis!!” on the front, and then on the back it could say “Check your car Emmert!!”



  30. [email protected]
    1:03 pm January 24, 2011 Permalink

    How about a shirt that says “Sic semper tyrannis” on the front, and then “Check your Car Emmert” on the back?



  31. [email protected]
    1:05 pm January 24, 2011 Permalink

    Or, the shirts could say “UK Basketball, where it’s OK to have a line beard if you play for us”



  32. [email protected]
    1:08 pm January 24, 2011 Permalink

    No, wait-wait. How about “UK fans outnumber Louisville fans 10-1 in their City!!” on the front. Then on the back it could say “But none of them have line beards, collect welfare, live in section8 housing, or reside in the South-West ends of the city. No really, all the UK fans live in Prospect!!” [email protected]



  33. Capnmonkey
    1:12 pm January 24, 2011 Permalink

    So this is what Pitino meant when he said it was a bridge year?



  34. Wildcatfan in Indiana
    1:17 pm January 24, 2011 Permalink

    I’m glad she’s still talking. He doesn’t deserve to get off scott free. I don’t know her, but I feel sorry for her. She deserves to get a fair trial…NOT in the city of Louisville…duh. Whether or not Pitino’s “power” is able to hold her off, I’m glad she’s speaking up for herself and not giving up.



  35. Kenny_powers
    1:18 pm January 24, 2011 Permalink

    Good luck Karen and try to lay off the box wine and depression pills.



  36. _Blackhawk_
    1:30 pm January 24, 2011 Permalink

    This woman is a nut. As much as he brought this on himself nobody deserves all this over a 15 second interlude. All she does by making these crazy allegations is make him look better. Go away Karen….quietly.



  37. Perry Mason
    1:34 pm January 24, 2011 Permalink

    This chick is batshit crazy. Now she thinks she didn’t even get a trial. Geraldo late to the table again. Slow news day for Rupert Murdock’s favorite news channel. What next, Olbermann going to have her on…oh wait



  38. I-64 Deer Report
    1:43 pm January 24, 2011 Permalink

    On the day that Jack LaLanne died, we have to hear about Karen Sypher? Yes, please.



  39. sunnycat
    1:46 pm January 24, 2011 Permalink

    tricky ricky should have just paid the bitch off…LMFAO



  40. ebell55
    1:52 pm January 24, 2011 Permalink

    34 with all due respect nothing could make me feel sorry for this woman! She should have taken the plea deal that offered little to no jail time! But she wants fame at any cost and drug her sex life out for all the world including her children to see! She is one of the more pathetic individuals I’ve seen in my life!



  41. Matt
    2:19 pm January 24, 2011 Permalink

    hahahahahahahhaha number 33 classic



  42. repairthisthing
    3:11 pm January 24, 2011 Permalink

    One sign of lying… eyes looking up and to the left. Another sign of lying – her lips are moving.



  43. Jim Beam
    3:27 pm January 24, 2011 Permalink

    This is just sad



  44. bubba
    3:54 pm January 24, 2011 Permalink

    Are they building any new bridges in New York City? Someone check it out.



  45. NotTheSlickistRick
    4:05 pm January 24, 2011 Permalink

    Matt better watch out. Filthy Tardinal fans will be blaming him for this and will try to key his car again



  46. clay
    4:25 pm January 24, 2011 Permalink

    drew ur an idiot how can u believe sypher she is nuts



  47. ulvet
    4:33 pm January 24, 2011 Permalink

    Didn’t Pitino live a lie until he was found out? So, kooky or not, who is most likely telling the truth here?



  48. [email protected]
    4:38 pm January 24, 2011 Permalink

    Oh you mean like classless UK fan who keyed and flattened the tires of 30-40 student cars?”UK WINS!!” Matt knows how to pander to his base, kind of like Rush Limbaugh/ Keith Oberman. I respect the hustle but, when you make a living condoning the kind of “Welfare/ Line beard” bigotry he does, and insult an entire group of people, your playing that game, and you should know what kind of stuff comes with it. You think Rush has never gotten his car keyed up? Still LMAO



  49. Jimmy Buffett
    5:36 pm January 24, 2011 Permalink

    .



  50. Gavin S.
    6:27 pm January 24, 2011 Permalink

    I love this nutty bitch.



  51. AtlantaBraveCatFan
    7:52 pm January 24, 2011 Permalink

    Is she reading off que cards on what to say?



  52. Galtoid
    8:36 pm January 24, 2011 Permalink

    I believe her too, Matt



  53. Galtoid
    8:37 pm January 24, 2011 Permalink

    All anyone needs to do is look at the latest filings her lawyers have before the court. First blush? Corrupt trial; corrupt prosecution; corrupt Pitino Posse.



  54. Galtoid
    8:39 pm January 24, 2011 Permalink

    Motions before the court are available online. Fellow posters would do well to review them. Shypher has a case for a new trial.



  55. Galtoid
    8:39 pm January 24, 2011 Permalink

    Sypher.



  56. Galtoid
    8:52 pm January 24, 2011 Permalink

    My entire point is that the C-J and Louisville media have not followed any of Sypher’s latest motions, or her appearance on Fox News. The simple fact that Steve Pence (Pitino’s attorney) appeared on the same show . . . is a clue that they’re very, very worried.



  57. Wildcatfan in Indiana
    9:07 pm January 24, 2011 Permalink

    I can’t believe most of these comments…is Pitino paying you all off??? This woman was wronged by Pitino; HE PAID TO HAVE HER (AND HIS) BABY KILLED!!!! I don’t care what kind of woman she may or may not be, THAT IS NOT OK. He has tried to make it look like HE was victimized, and some of you idiots are believing him, evidently. SMH



  58. RicksVD says
    9:54 pm January 24, 2011 Permalink

    It hurts when I pee.



  59. IL Cat Fan
    10:01 pm January 24, 2011 Permalink

    I will forever have a place in my heart for Rick Pitino and his time at Kentucky. That being said, he paid to have his love child aborted and most likely is a mafia thug treatening another person’s life. It is pretty sad to see.



  60. ulvet
    10:01 pm January 24, 2011 Permalink

    On the Fox News bit she also implicated persons at U of L as participating in the railroad job done on her. That is more believable than anything else.



  61. Elisha Justice
    10:42 pm January 24, 2011 Permalink

    57- That woman was in no way a victim. Let your hatred go bro



  62. dmstringfield
    10:55 pm January 24, 2011 Permalink

    Where is this story being covered by any local or national media outlets? I couldn’t even find it on Mr. Rivera’s own web site, “Geraldo at Large”. If it was in fact taped on Saturday Evening, January 22, why would it not be included on the “Video Archives” for this time frame?

    As poster # 56 (Galtoid) accurately points out, Pitino’s attorney, Steve Pence was also apparently scheduled to be interviewed after the Karen Sypher / David Nolan interview, however that particular interview was not available for viewing through the KSR web site.

    Anyone know how to access the entirety of the contents of these interviews, including the Steve Pence portion? Just curious.



  63. BTI is a Jealous Fool
    6:47 am January 25, 2011 Permalink

    Whether Pitino threatened her or not is irrelevant to me. The bottom line is that she messed with the wrong guy, and she will pay for that the rest of her life. There is nothing he actually said, or that she can fabricate that will change things now. When you have money and power, you don’t lose to the Karen Sypher’s of the world.



  64. Galtoid
    9:36 am January 25, 2011 Permalink

    Uh, I would say Pitino messed with the wrong girl, not the other way around. Never get involved with someone who has less to lose than you do.

    The mere fact that Steve Pence was answering her charges of Geraldo (@@@!!!###) is unbelievably enlightening. We do NOT know everything about this case; only what local media and C-J choose to cover. Nary a peep out of either outlet regarding the Saturday night occurence on Fox. Not One Peep.



  65. Galtoid
    9:36 am January 25, 2011 Permalink

    ON Geraldo. Sorry for typo.



  66. ulvet
    5:07 pm January 25, 2011 Permalink

    The fact that the local media do not follow up and do the reporting is really fundamental to fact that this stuff can and does occur repeatedly with the U of Louisville. It is a bit like the mafia. They will stop at nothing to protect their revenue sources. So, I have to give Karen Sypher some credibility, regardless of how she comes across. I don’t doubt for a minute that there was conspiracy to destroy her. Slick Rick is a great role model.