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Rick Pitino And Joan Crawford Must Be Cut From The Same Cloth

rick-pitinomommiedearestNow that it has been confirmed that Pitino did in fact have a sexual relationship with Karen Cunagin Sypher, initial speculation was that Pitino gave Sypher $3000 to get an abortion. Pitino’s attorney, Steve Pence, has come out and stated that Pitino gave the money to her for health insurance, which she did not have at the time, not for an abortion.

Well, not specifically for an abortion, but if she wanted to have one, I’m sure the coach would have been more than fine with that.

“The way this has been reported in the media is not accurate,” Pence told The Associated Press. “The coach has not done anything illegal.”

True enough. But let’s just say for a moment that Pitino really wanted her to get the abortion after he got her pregnant when he banged her on a table at a restaurant (or during an encounter later at a condo of  team equipment manager, Tim Sypher, whom she would later marry), you have to admire Pitino for shelling out the three grand so she could have the abortion done safely, as opposed to some back-alley procedure.

Hence, like Joan Crawford, Rick Pitino is no fan of wire hangers.

Therefore, with a little bit of finagling and speculation, my work is done here.


Oh, one more thing: for the uninitiated, here’s a clip from Mommie Dearest to make the connection.

By the way, if you have never seen the film Mommie Dearest, you are truly missing out. You haven’t seen batshit crazy until you have seen Faye Dunaway portray the acting legend.

“Don’t fuck with me fellas! This ain’t my first time at the rodeo.”

Lawyer: Pitino meant to cover insurance [ESPN via Deadspin]
Let’s All Watch The Media Fumble Helplessly On The Pitino Story [Deadspin]