Police Interview Rick Pitino After Complaint Filed

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Rick Pitino's lawyer says police have
interviewed Pitino and have been investigating allegations brought by a woman charged with trying to extort money from the Louisville coach.

Attorney Steve Pence said Monday that Pitino has been cooperating with investigators and the allegations are false. The
woman, Karen Cunagin Sypher, pleaded not guilty last month in
federal court to charges of trying to extort money from Pitino and
lying to the FBI.

Commonwealth's Attorney Dave Stengel says the Louisville police sex-offense unit contacted him last week to tell him Cunagin Sypher had made a complaint. Stengel says an investigation of the matter probably will be completed this week.

Louisville police say they spoke with the woman but wouldn't
comment further.