When will so-called committed husbands and fathers like Josh Hamilton and Rick Pitino (pictured above) come to the realization that alcohol, women and a night on the town are an unhealthy mix.
Louisville Cardinals basketball coach Rick Pitino (married, father of five) has admitted to police that he had consensual sex with Karen Cunagin-Sypher in August of 2003 amid allegations that Pitino had raped Cunagin-Sypher on two separate occasions.
Police records obtained by the Courier-Journal show that Pitino said he had sex with the then Karen Cunagin at a Louisville restaurant where he had been drinking on Aug. 1, 2003. He denied Cunagin Sypher’s allegations that he raped her at the restaurant and then again later at a different location.
Cunagin-Sypher was federally charged in April with attempted extortion by demanding cars, tuition for her children and finally $10 million.
It gets worse.
Pitino would later admit to giving Cunagin-Sypher $3,000 for an abortion. Sypher allegedly told Pitino that she had no medical insurance and could not afford the procedure.
I wonder if Rick called his wife and the University of Louisville as soon as reality set in?
As if the story could afford another twist, one surfaces. Karen Cunagin Sypher would marry Louisville strength coach Tim Sypher six months after her initial encounter with Pitino.
Aside from the fact that Pitino is a married man with a family, he has been entrusted with molding the lives of dozens of young men. Not only by the University of Louisville, but by their families as well.
Rick, if you’re viewed as a leader of men – where are you leading these young men?
In other news: Amidst news of a imminent signing. Michael Vick will appear on 60 Minutes this Sunday night. This will be Vick’s first interview since his release from prison. (I wish Ed Bradley were around for this one)