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Sypher married into basketball family

Updated: August 15, 2009, 4:59 PM ET
Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- In Rick Pitino's words, his equipment manager's wife was welcomed into Louisville's close-knit basketball family. Beneath the surface, however, was an explosive secret.

Pitino and Karen Sypher had sex at a restaurant eight months before she married the coach's confidant, Tim Sypher. Over the next few years, the three attended the same parties, took basketball trips and tailgated together, despite Pitino's past affair.

What happened over those years is a he-said, ...

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