Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/14/14
Just two weeks after Penn State was rocked by a child sex-abuse scandal, ESPN reported Thursday that police were investigating an assistant basketball coach at Syracuse University on allegations of child molestation. Shortly afterward, Syracuse placed longtime assistant coach Bernie Fine on administrative leave ''in light of the new allegations and the Syracuse City Police investigation,'' the school said. ''We are in the very early stages of an investigation,'' Sgt. Tom Connellan told The Post-Standard in Syracuse (http://bit.ly/saDgk9). Connellan told the newspaper that police received information on the case Thursday but would not say who provided the information. Phone calls by The Associated Press to the police were not immediately returned. Fine is in his 35th season as an assistant to Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim. After a reporter knocked on the doors of the homes of Fine and Boeheim, he was told neither was home. ESPN reported that Fine is accused of molesting...
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