Posted April 23, 2013 on AP on Fox
Two former Syracuse University basketball ball boys have asked a judge to reinstate their slander lawsuit against the school and head coach Jim Boeheim over comments the Hall of Famer made following the firing of his longtime assistant amid a sex abuse scandal. Attorneys for Bobby Davis and Mike Lang filed a 54-page brief with the Appellate Division of state Supreme Court in Rochester in March. State Supreme Court Justice Brian DeJoseph threw out their lawsuit in May, ruling that comments made by Boeheim after assistant coach Bernie Fine was fired were not statements of fact but were opinions that are protected from defamation lawsuits. Davis and Lang say Boeheim slandered them in November 2011 when he publicly called them liars only out for money when they accused Fine of molesting them as children. Their claims could not be investigated criminally because they did not fall within the statute of limitations. Fine has denied the allegations and a federal investigation into a thi...
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