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Ex-husband: Karen Sypher nixed plea

Updated: August 2, 2010, 5:57 PM ET
Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- An ex-husband of a woman accused of demanding millions from Rick Pitino to keep quiet about their one-night stand has told jurors that his former wife turned down a plea deal because she wanted revenge.

Randy Wise testified Monday that Karen Cunagin Sypher said in the summer of 2009, "I'm going down. I'm going to take Pitino with me." Wise said Sypher made the comments about two months after she had been charged.

Sypher has pleaded not guilty to extortion, ...

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