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


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

A Comprehensive Timeline Of The Child Sex Abuse Allegations Against Bernie Fine

On Nov. 17, ESPN reported that two men had accused Bernie Fine, 65, an assistant basketball coach at Syracuse since 1976, of molesting them when they were children. Fine denied the allegations, and Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim angrily came to Fine's defense. Since then, another man went to Syracuse police to say… »11/28/11 6:45pm11/28/11 6:45pm

"He Thinks He's Above The Law": Bernie Fine's Wife Secretly Taped On Phone, Admits "Bernie Has Issues"

Jim Boeheim may not be Joe Paterno, but things may be unraveling for him just as they did for Paterno. The wife of assistant coach Bernie Fine, Laurie Fine, allegedly had phone conversations with her husband's accuser, Bobby Davis, where she admitted she was aware of several of his transgressions. Davis provided the… »11/27/11 10:25am11/27/11 10:25am

Here's An Email From The Syracuse University Chancellor About The Bernie Fine Sex Abuse Case

Nancy Cantor, the Syracuse University chancellor, must have been thrilled last night to discover that ESPN had learned that her school's assistant basketball coach, Bernie Fine, was under investigation for molesting his team's ball boy for six years. The alleged victim, Bobby Davis, told ESPN that the abuse started in… »11/18/11 11:35am11/18/11 11:35am