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Sypher sentenced to 87 months in federal prison

 For her attempts to extort Louisville coach Rick Pitino, Derby City temptress Karen Cunagin (and again) Sypher was sentenced to 87 months in federal prison, to be followed by two years of of supervised release.  It, of course, comes as an addition to the merciless streams of jokes and one-liners she was sentenced to during her trial last summer.  The ruling was delayed after Sypher’s attorney introduced 107 objections and called witnesses this afternoon in an effort to prove that she was not guilty of the extortion charges.  It doesn’t appear that the strategy worked too well.

Thus ends the most hilarious chapter of Louisville basketball…

Article written by Thomas Beisner

48 Comments for Sypher sentenced to 87 months in federal prison



  1. Bg Cat
    4:08 pm February 18, 2011 Permalink

    1st?



  2. Go Cats?
    4:08 pm February 18, 2011 Permalink

    Wonder what she gave her attorney to introduce the 100 objections?



  3. Doubting Thomas
    4:10 pm February 18, 2011 Permalink

    Unbelieveable!!! When you look at some of the so called high profile crimes and the sentences or lack of that are given, this seems to be extremely harsh to me. From everything I read, Rick Pitino basically forced this woman to have an abortion and then stood in front of the world and blamed her entirely for the so called 15 second fling. I don’t think she deserved this type of sentence and should have been given 90-180 days in jail. There was a conspiracy between her ex husband and Pitino and they should have been prosecuted.



  4. Don
    4:12 pm February 18, 2011 Permalink

    Being somewhat of a celebrity has its perks.



  5. SexnNursinHomes
    4:13 pm February 18, 2011 Permalink

    3- I agree.

    rick gets nothing out of this, except for a sticky leg? 87 months? damn, guess I won’t try to extort anybody anytime soon. I think I’ll just commit homicide and do 1 year with good behavior.



  6. CA
    4:17 pm February 18, 2011 Permalink

    I think the sentence was absurd! I agree completely with #3!!



  7. VIIChamps
    4:18 pm February 18, 2011 Permalink

    #3… Agreed… but she shoulda took the deal. When she refused the deal and then found guilty, Judge really had no other choice per the sentencing guidelines. She shoulda took the deal.



  8. The Real Hambone
    4:18 pm February 18, 2011 Permalink

    SnNH… the world as we know it is coming to an end!!I agree with you…



  9. missinboogie
    4:19 pm February 18, 2011 Permalink

    8+7 = 15….coincidence?



  10. Bg Cat
    4:19 pm February 18, 2011 Permalink

    Thats Something. She Got 7 Yrs. , And Slick Rick Got To Keep His Job Without Any Sanctions Or Investigations By The Local Media , Yeah Im Talking To You Courier Journal. If That Had Happened At Uk, Tipton And Clay Would Have Been All Over It.



  11. Sypher's Tits
    4:21 pm February 18, 2011 Permalink

    4- I completely disagree with you.



  12. JC
    4:22 pm February 18, 2011 Permalink

    90-180 days!?! You sir or ma’am are ridiculous. First, it is not like abortion was uncommon to this woman. She had one with the man she was married to. Moral/ ethical/political thoughts aside, she basically had a room waiting for her in cincy. You are saying that she should be jailed for the same amount of days as multiple DUI offenders. Did I say ridiculous? She extorted, lied to the fedarallies, and EXTORTED. Is Pitino a massive tool and at the very least a bad catholic? Yes. But does his toolishness lessen the degree that she commited mulitple felonies? No.



  13. Loublue2
    4:23 pm February 18, 2011 Permalink

    WAYYYYYYYYYYYY to harsh. And Slick Rick walks….



  14. Laker Cat 18
    4:24 pm February 18, 2011 Permalink

    5. Abortion = Homicide to some people.

    9. That’s hilarious. LOL



  15. TBone
    4:24 pm February 18, 2011 Permalink

    3) Are you serious? She tried to extort someone for several million dollars. Its a crime, a serious one, lied under oath and implicated multiple people in her scheme. She got exactly what she deserved. That’s not to say Pitino is guiltless in all this but he didn’t commit any crimes. He’s just a bad person but unfortunately there are no penalties for this outside of those imposed by society.

    For the record far to many go on to serve reduced or no sentences for crimes that carry heavy penalties. Its symptomatic of the life without consequences society we have become.



  16. SexnNursinHomes
    4:26 pm February 18, 2011 Permalink

    8- i can’t believe it. we agree on something.



  17. SexnNursinHomes
    4:27 pm February 18, 2011 Permalink

    14- true. good point.



  18. catfan24
    4:28 pm February 18, 2011 Permalink

    Not to be a dick, but I bet she OD’s or something before she goes to jail.



  19. JC
    4:29 pm February 18, 2011 Permalink

    9- Hilarious!
    3- That thinking belongs in Vermont or California where they don’t believe in laws or the constitution either.



  20. mocha
    4:30 pm February 18, 2011 Permalink

    that’s 5.8 months for each second Ricky 3 Stacks lasted before dribbling down his leg.



  21. Quest for 8
    4:30 pm February 18, 2011 Permalink

    Don’t worry slick rick has already served 10 years!



  22. Jrod
    4:30 pm February 18, 2011 Permalink

    I was expecting just like 2-3 years. I mean involuntary manslaughter only carries a max of 5 years I think.



  23. Let's Get Real
    4:32 pm February 18, 2011 Permalink

    15 – Pitino didn’t commit any crimes that we KNOW about. Abortion, shmashmortion, that is legal. But, I would not be the least surprised if someone had an extra check book for that court room and the judge, and the jury, and the prosecution, and the feds.

    And I’m probably digging to deep into conspiracy theories, but at least we can still make 15sec and down my leg jokes.



  24. Bleedblue
    4:33 pm February 18, 2011 Permalink

    Guilty of messing with Louisville mob.



  25. Chris Harrison's Shoe Collection
    4:37 pm February 18, 2011 Permalink

    Prison guards are lining up to get to see what she will do for a pack of smokes or some twinkies.



  26. Les Nessman
    4:40 pm February 18, 2011 Permalink

    Male Prison guards better be careful. She is a blow and tell kind of gal. Could have had no jail time and now 7 yrs. lmao



  27. Forget Enes
    4:41 pm February 18, 2011 Permalink

    Crazy Bitch off streets = safer world for men!



  28. Brian
    4:43 pm February 18, 2011 Permalink

    Pretty insane sentence. Moral of the story, don’t [email protected]*! with the Feds. She probably could have shot and killed Pitino, claimed it was in the heat of passion, blah blah blah, and have gotten some not much worse.



  29. catinhat
    4:43 pm February 18, 2011 Permalink

    Whose the chick on the right?



  30. CinemaxLadyPrison
    4:45 pm February 18, 2011 Permalink

    I’m pretty sure all the guards at the women’s prison probably just high fived. Free BeeJays for all!



  31. TrinityPills
    4:54 pm February 18, 2011 Permalink

    7 yrs, 3 mos … Prison gets Sypher for 25,747,200 times as long as Pitino had her.



  32. bubba
    5:14 pm February 18, 2011 Permalink

    Harsh?….yes. Does she deserve it?……Absolutely!

    I’ll bet there are not too many people out there still mad at Rick for leaving us.



  33. blitzedanddazed
    5:16 pm February 18, 2011 Permalink

    Ricky Three Stacks, Tommy Turtle Neck & James “Credit Card” Ramsey have to be the biggest embarrassments ever to the state of Ky. No other school besides besides Louisville would tolerate such behavior by their Head Coach, A.D. & President. It’s a damn shame that taxpayer money is spent on the Trash that is U of L.



  34. Kenny H
    5:21 pm February 18, 2011 Permalink

    It is terrible that her children are going to be without their Mother for 7 years. I still think there is more to this story than we will ever know.



  35. Sammydog
    5:36 pm February 18, 2011 Permalink

    Pitino broke no laws, she lied to the Feds, and committed extortion. She was sentenced according to the guidelines for those offenses. She most likely will go the Federal prison in Lexington. She will be eligible for parole soon if she is a good girl. Probably won’t serve anywhere near the time sentenced. She will continue to cause Pitino trouble in the form of bad publicity. She will grant prison interviews to anyone who wants them as she writes her book.



  36. voodoodaddy
    5:50 pm February 18, 2011 Permalink

    Waiter! There are tadpoles in my alfredo sauce.



  37. For reals
    5:57 pm February 18, 2011 Permalink

    I don’t feel the least bit sorry for 15ino, and this piece of trash got exactly what she deserved. The only people I feel sorry for is her kids. It must suck to have such a ho bag for a mom.



  38. soggyUKgrad
    6:08 pm February 18, 2011 Permalink

    the lead-in on the 6pm SportsCenter…”Sypher was sentenced today for trying to extort Pitino after having a BRIEF sexual encounter…” hilarious!



  39. IL Cat Fan
    7:33 pm February 18, 2011 Permalink

    I assume she can appeal the decision? The sentence seems way too extreme. Murderers and child molesters get less of a sentence than this.



  40. bigcat76
    8:37 pm February 18, 2011 Permalink

    That 15,000,000 seconds of jail time for every one second of “quality” time with Ricky 3 Stacks.



  41. kyartist
    8:38 pm February 18, 2011 Permalink

    The sentence seems quite excessive to me! Much more vicious criminals get far less prison time than this………guess that’s what happens when a woman takes on the likes of Pitino……..any woman considering a fling with the Rickster should look at this!



  42. bigcat76
    8:39 pm February 18, 2011 Permalink

    Her health care will AGAIN be paid for with taxpayer money.



  43. Rupert Ergin XI
    9:18 pm February 18, 2011 Permalink

    That penalty seems stiff.



  44. Thefetusthatlived
    9:44 pm February 18, 2011 Permalink

    Hey is that rachel woolley



  45. Rob
    11:27 pm February 18, 2011 Permalink

    #35 There is no parole in the Federal prison system. She will serve everyday of the time. She cannot go to Lexington most likely WV at a all female prison.



  46. Seetoo
    8:57 am February 19, 2011 Permalink

    46, you do not know what you are talking about. In the federal prison system, an inmate earns “good time” for each year they serve which reduces the total number of days they have to serve. Basically they get 54 days off for each year with good behavior. There are other ways to earn bonus good time, and the average inmate serves about 87% of his or her imposed sentence. There are several facilities facilities at different levels which house women, including Lexington. She could wind up in WV, but that is far from certain and depending upon classifications that have yet to be determined she could wind up in Lexington.



  47. Tommy T is Scum
    10:05 am February 19, 2011 Permalink

    Well SEXtino walked away with no damage to his scummy bio…Lil Brother is alive and well



  48. frank
    2:26 pm February 19, 2011 Permalink

    If her sentence was 84 seconds, that would still be 5 times as long as the sex…Pitino is a freaking desgrace…