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… »11/09/12 4:35pm11/09/12 4:35pm

Under Attack From Laurie Fine's Lawsuit, ESPN Releases Full Audiotape And Accuser Mike Lang Affirms His Statements

Yesterday Laurie Fine went to a castle to announce that her husband, Bernie, the former Syracuse basketball assistant, hadn't molested anybody, and that she would be suing ESPN for libel for repeating that charge, among others. Today, ESPN and one of Fine's accusers returned her lakeside volley. »5/17/12 3:10pm5/17/12 3:10pm

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,… »5/16/12 3:36pm5/16/12 3:36pm

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… »5/14/12 3:35pm5/14/12 3:35pm

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… »4/13/12 1:40pm4/13/12 1:40pm

The Claim That Laurie Fine Had Sex With Syracuse Players Is Now In The Court Record

Don't say we didn't tell you about this two months ago. Now Bobby Davis has filed an affidavit in New York Supreme Court claiming that Laurie Fine, wife of Syracuse assistant Bernie Fine, semi-openly carried on sexual relationships with members of the basketball team, even comparing penis sizes with another coach's… »1/31/12 10:20am1/31/12 10:20am

Another One Of Bernie Fine's Accusers Now Says He Lied [UPDATE]

First, it was prison inmate Floyd VanHooser, the alleged fourth victim. Now, it's Zach Tomaselli, who had been the third man to come forward. Tomaselli told the Daily Orange, the Syracuse student newspaper, that he had doctored emails to bolster his claim that Fine, the former Syracuse basketball assistant coach, had… »1/20/12 3:40pm1/20/12 3:40pm

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… »12/13/11 3:40pm12/13/11 3:40pm

Bernie Fine's Third Accuser Thinks ESPN's Mark Schwarz Leaked His Story To Syracuse Press

Jason Whitlock had Bernie Fine's third accuser, Zach Tomaselli, on his podcast today. The 23-year-old spoke clearly and in detail about his memories of the two occasions he spent time with Bernie Fine, one of which he says involved sexual abuse. During the hour-long segment, Tomaselli told Whitlock that he believes… »12/02/11 7:25pm12/02/11 7:25pm

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… »12/01/11 5:00pm12/01/11 5:00pm

Which Syracuse Basketball Players Had Sex With Laurie Fine?

One of the stranger aspects of that taped phone conversation between former ball boy Bobby Davis and accused molester Bernie Fine's wife, Laurie, is the apparent revelation that Davis had a sexual relationship with Laurie. He's not the only one—and there might be a sex tape to prove it, a media source tells us. »11/30/11 5:10pm11/30/11 5:10pm