Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/22/11
Human nature being what it is, one wants to sigh in relief at the vigorous denials issued on behalf of Syracuse assistant Bernie Fine. This is not another Penn State. That's what they're saying. Save your breath. It's just beginning. I'm not offering an opinion on the guilt or innocence or Bernie Fine, Jim Boeheim's long-time assistant -- or even his treatment in the media. But the Penn State story, it stands to reason, is merely a starting point in recognition of the problem. Sports may not be much different than life. Sports affords an ideal cover to those who would prey on children. The crisis in the Catholic Church isn't ancient history. Still, when the stories began to break, people wondered, "How could that be?" Now they say, "How could it not?" To some degree, you have to figure, the same will be true of sports. The problem -- sexual abuse in sports -- isn't so new. But talking about it still seems novel. "I really do believe you're going to hear more and more and more ...
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