Originally written on IMAGE CPR SPORTS  |  Last updated 11/16/14

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 night.

Police wouldn’t provide details about the investigation, but ESPN is reporting that Fine is accused of molesting a former Syracuse University ball boy, who is now 39 years old.

The alleged victim, Bobby Davis, told ESPN that Fine molested him starting in 1983 shortly before Davis entered the seventh grade.

Davis was the team's ball boy for six years beginning in 1984. He said the abuse occurred at Fine's home, at the Syracuse basketball facilities, and on road trips, including the 1987 Final Four.

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