University of Louisville basketball en Sypher's Appeal Rejected <p>A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction of a the woman who tried to extort millions in cash, cars and a house from University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino.</p><p>The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals today found that attorneys for 52-year-old Karen Sypher ``advanced no arguments of merit on appeal.&#39;&#39;</p><p>In 2010, a jury convicted Sypher of extortion, lying to the FBI and retaliation against a witness. Prosecutors said she sought the money from Pitino to stay quiet about a tryst in a Louisville restaurant.</p> Thu, 05 Jul 2012 15:35:49 +0000 Rick Howlett & the Associated Press 911 at Sypher's Appeal Rejected