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Syracuse Assistant Basketball Coach Bernie Fine Under Investigation For Molesting A Ball Boy

Good grief. ESPN had this story in 2003, but couldn't corroborate one alleged victim's account until Sandusky coverage prompted another man to come forward. And now ESPN again has the story:

Syracuse police say they are investigating an allegation that Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine molested a team ball boy for more than a dozen years beginning in the mid-1980s.

Police stressed to Outside The Lines they are in the early stages of the investigation.

The alleged victim, Bobby Davis, now 39, told Outside the Lines that Fine molested him beginning in 1983 shortly before Davis entered the seventh grade. Davis, the team's ball boy for six years beginning in 1984, said the abuse occurred at Fine's home, at the Syracuse basketball facilities, and on road trips, including the 1987 Final Four.

In addition, a second man — a relative of Davis — told OTL that he was also molested by Fine around the same time as the first boy.


H/T Michael D.

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