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Late Thursday night, news broke of allegations against Bernie Fine, an assistant coach under Jim Boeheim in the Syracuse Orange college basketball program. A former ball boy, Bobby Davis, now 39 years old, claims that Fine molested him hundreds of times.
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Jim Boeheim defended Fine in an interview with the New York Times. Actually, he emphatically defended Fine. Here’s an excerpt from Pete Thamel’s column:
Boeheim also said that it seemed “a little suspicious” that Davis’s relative decided to speak to ESPN in the wake of the Penn State allegations.
“I believe they are looking for money,” Boeheim told ESPN. “I believe they saw what happened at Penn State and they are using ESPN to get money. That is what I believe.”
“I’ve known Bernie Fine for 45 years, and there’s absolutely no way that I believe any of this could possibly have happened,” he said. “That’s the bottom line.”
Boeheim also disagreed with specific parts of Davis’s story. Davis told ESPN
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Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine is being investigated on allegations of child molestation, according to the Syracuse Police Department.
“We are in the very early stages of an investigation,” Syracuse Police Sgt. Tom Connellan told The Post-Standard. “Information was brought to us (Thursday)."
Fine was placed on administrative leave Thursday...
A couple weeks after a sex abuse scandal rocked the Penn State football program, now a sex abuse scandal is hitting the Syracuse men’s basketball program. The man around the center of this is assistant men’s basketball coach Bernie Fine. Fine has been on the bench with head coach Jim Boeheim for 35 years. As I will explain below Boeheim’s statement of this matter...
Believe it or not, there was actually a basketball game played here on Saturday evening. The fifth-ranked team in the country, the Syracuse Orange, ran all over an undersized, overmatched opponent, beating Colgate 92-47.
But the real story that swirled around this game and swallowed it whole was infinitely more important than anything as trivial as basketball. Though head coach...
Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim has been both praised and criticized for his response to the Bernie Fine allegations, and he added to it after leading SU to a win over Colgate on Saturday.
Syracuse men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim says assistant coach Bernie Fine has his "full support" after ESPN reported police are investigating Fine on allegations of child molestation.
In a tidy, upscale village 10 miles east of Syracuse University, a dozen or so vans, cars and satellite trucks were parked outside assistant Syracuse assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine's house on Friday. The sun was now setting, cameramen waiting in the chill since morning, on the street between Fine's house and the sprawling house of head coach Jim Boeheim just across...
The following statements were issued by Syracuse University and head men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim Thursday night.
Playing for the first time since an assistant coach was accused of sex abuse, No. 5 Syracuse romped to a 92-47 win over Colgate in the NIT Season Tipoff on Saturday.
It was business as usual for the Orange (4-0) on the court, even as the program was trying to come to grips with molestation allegations against assistant coach Bernie Fine.
Syracuse played Fine on administrative leave...
Bernie Fine, assistant basketball coach at Syracuse University, has been placed on administrative leave after accusations surfaced that he molested at least two former ball boys who worked for the Orange, starting in the late 1970s and lasting into the 1990s.
This is the second major sex abuse scandal to rock a major college athletic program, following the tragedy at...
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...
Pete Thamel of the New York Times got a direct statement from Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim, and he took a very strong stance on the investigation into allegations of molestations against his long time assistant, Bernie Fine.
A longtime assistant basketball coach at Syracuse has been accused by two former ballboys of molesting them while they were children and teenagers.
The new round of child sex charges follow the scandal at Penn State, and threaten to rock major college sports anew. Bernie Fine, a 35-year assistant under legendary Orangemen Coach Jim Boeheim is being investigated by police in the Upstate...