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Feds Won't Charge Former Syracuse Basketball Assistant Bernie Fine With Child Molestation, Which Is A Good Time To Remember How Badly ESPN's Mark Schwarz Screwed Up [UPDATED]

The U.S. attorney's office, which began conducting an investigation into allegations against Bernie Fine one year ago this month, announced this morning that it was closing that inquiry and filing no charges against Jim Boeheim's former longtime assistant, who had been fired in the wake of the allegations. We remind…

Laurie Fine Goes To A Castle To Tell The World She Didn't Hump The Ball Boy (Among Other Things)

GENEVA, N.Y.—At 11 a.m. today, Laurie Fine stood outside of a castle about an hour west of the Syracuse University apartments in which, according to a former ball boy's testimony, she had sex with Syracuse men's basketball players. Here, flanked by the sun, the tweeting birds, and the rippling waters of Lake Seneca,…

Bernie Fine's Wife Is Making A "Major Announcement" On Wednesday In A Castle Outside Syracuse

Pictured is Belhurst Castle in Geneva, N.Y. Not a terribly inviting place. Nonetheless—or perhaps therefore—Laurie Fine, wife of accused molester (and former Syracuse assistant basketball coach) Bernie Fine, will speak there on Wednesday. Two of Fine's accusers, Zach Tomaselli and Floyd VanHooser, have retracted their…

One Of Bernie Fine's Accusers Says More About His Made-Up Allegation; ESPN's Mark Schwarz Looks Even Worse Now

Back in January, once portions of his story began not adding up, Zach Tomaselli admitted he had lied about allegations that former Syracuse assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine sexually abused him. That Tomaselli says so again in a televised report that aired this morning on CNY Central News is nothing new. But…

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Bernie Fine's First Two Accusers Have Retained Gloria Allred, Are Suing Syracuse And Jim Boeheim For Defamation

Former ball boy Bobby Davis and his stepbrother Mike Lang have filed suit in New York's State Supreme Court, but the man who allegedly molested them as teenagers isn't named. Instead, Davis and Fine have enlisted the services of Gloria Allred to represent them in a defamation suit against the university and head coach…

ESPN Keeps Trying To Pretend It Cared About The Bernie Fine Molestation Allegations All Along

ESPN's Mark Schwarz, the reporter who spent eight years not reporting the story that a Syracuse ballboy had accused assistant coach Bernie Fine of molesting him, has now taken his own turn in the spotlight on the ESPN Rationalization Tour by talking to Sports Illustrated's Richard Deitsch. As Deitsch recounts, after…