LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -A federal judge has denied a prosecution request for a psychiatric evaluation of the woman accused in a plot to extort $10 million from Rick Pitino.
U.S. District Judge Charles Simpson ruled this week that there was no ``reasonable cause'' to question Karen Cunagin Sypher's competency. Prosecutors had noted in asking for the exam that Sypher's former attorney was concerned about her mental state.
Sypher has pleaded not guilty to federal charges of attempting to extort money from the University of Louisville basketball coach and lying to the FBI. Pitino has acknowledged a sexual encounter with her at a Louisville restaurant in 2003.
Simpson also denied a motion from prosecutors for a protective order that would have barred Sypher from releasing evidence in the case to the media.

NCAAB Top Stories

Thumbnail Wichita State vs. Cal Prediction Are the Wichita State Shockers a safe bet to cover the spread today when they take on the Cal Golden Bears at 4:30 p.m. ET? Let's dive into...
Thumbnail USC vs. Vanderbilt Pick Can No. 10 USC go on the road and cover the spread against Vanderbilt when the two collide...
Thumbnail South Florida vs. Indiana Prediction Is the under a good bet to cash this evening when the Indiana Hoosiers host the South Florida Bulls at 6:00 p.m. ET? Let's dive into the...
Thumbnail Wisconsin vs. Xavier Pick Will No. 15 Xavier be able to go on the road and pick up a small upset when the Musketeers take on Wisconsin 8:30PM...
Thumbnail Creighton vs. Northwestern Pick Will No. 20 Northwestern overcome a tough challenge at home when the Wildcats host ...

NCAAB Headlines

NCAAB Team Pages