Bernie Fine http://wrvo.org en Justice Department ends investigation into Bernie Fine http://wrvo.org/post/justice-department-ends-investigation-bernie-fine <p>The U.S. Attorney's Office has dropped its year-long investigation of sexual abuse of minors by former Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine. Fri, 09 Nov 2012 15:28:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney & Jason Smith 28884 at http://wrvo.org Laurie Fine accuses ESPN of libel http://wrvo.org/post/laurie-fine-accuses-espn-libel <p>The wife of former Syracuse University basketball coach Bernie Fine is suing ESPN. Laurie Fine accused the sports network of libel in a news conference at a resort in Geneva today.</p><p>Fine, flanked by her two daughters, a son-in-law and nephew, told reporters that her life was destroyed after ESPN covered allegations that her husband had sexually abused two ball boys.</p><p> Wed, 16 May 2012 20:15:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 19381 at http://wrvo.org Laurie Fine accuses ESPN of libel Gov. Cuomo to introduce bill extending sex abuse reporting to coaches http://wrvo.org/post/gov-cuomo-introduce-bill-extending-sex-abuse-reporting-coaches <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo has introduced legislation that would require coaches at high schools and universities to report suspected incidents of child sexual abuse. The governor says the bill is in response to the alleged sex abuse charges against Syracuse University basketball assistant coach Bernie Fine.</p><p> Thu, 15 Dec 2011 11:52:46 +0000 Karen DeWitt 11123 at http://wrvo.org Bernie Fine Accusers file defamation lawsuit against Syracuse University, Jim Boeheim http://wrvo.org/post/bernie-fine-accusers-file-defamation-lawsuit-against-syracuse-university-jim-boeheim <p>Two men who accused former Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine of sexual abuse have filed a defamation lawsuit against Syracuse University and head basketball coach Jim Boeheim.</p><p> Wed, 14 Dec 2011 00:19:29 +0000 Jason Smith 11037 at http://wrvo.org Bernie Fine accuser files civil lawsuit http://wrvo.org/post/bernie-fine-accuser-files-civil-lawsuit <p>Zach Tomaselli, one of three men to accuse former Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine of sexual abuse, filed a lawsuit in a Pennsylvania court Thursday.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 08 Dec 2011 16:53:27 +0000 Jason Smith 10731 at http://wrvo.org Bernie Fine case a series of missed opportunities http://wrvo.org/post/bernie-fine-case-series-missed-opportunities <p>There won&#39;t be any charges filed in New York State against former Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine in the wake of an investigation by the Onondaga County District Attorney&#39;s office.&nbsp;District Attorney Bill Fitzpatrick says the statute of limitations precludes that. &nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 08 Dec 2011 12:45:06 +0000 Ellen Abbott 10715 at http://wrvo.org Third Bernie Fine accuser to hold news conference, file civil lawsuit http://wrvo.org/post/third-bernie-fine-accuser-hold-news-conference-file-civil-lawsuit <p>Zach Tomaselli, the third man to come forward accusing former Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine of sexual abuse, will hold a news conference in Pittsburgh Thursday, where he&#39;s expected to announce that he is filing a civil lawsuit against Fine.</p><p> Thu, 08 Dec 2011 11:47:13 +0000 Jason Smith 10707 at http://wrvo.org Onondaga County DA: First two Bernie Fine accusers are credible http://wrvo.org/post/onondaga-county-da-first-two-bernie-fine-accusers-are-credible <p>Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick held a news conference in Syracuse Wednesday, where he announced that his office is ending its grand jury investigation into sexual abuse allegations against Bernie Fine.<br /> During the news conference, Fitzpatrick said Bobby Davis and Mike Lang, the first two alleged victims are credible, but he cannot bring charges against Fine because the statute of limitations has expired. Davis and Lang say they were abused by Fine from the early 80s until the late 90s.</p> Wed, 07 Dec 2011 18:08:55 +0000 Jason Smith & Ellen Abbott 10671 at http://wrvo.org Onondaga County DA: First two Bernie Fine accusers are credible Syracuse Police changes sex abuse policy in the wake of Bernie Fine case http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-police-changes-sex-abuse-policy-wake-bernie-fine-case <p>The Syracuse Police Department has changed some policies regarding allegations of sex abuse that come into the department, in the wake of the Bernie Fine investigation. &nbsp;Fine is the former assistant S-U &nbsp; Basketball coach who is accused of sexually molesting three young men, at different times since 1990 . &nbsp; Police Chief Frank Fowler says an initial allegation came into the department in 2002, from Bobby Davis, a former Ballboy with the team. &nbsp;Fowler says in a brief conversation, Davis told a detective he&#39;d been molested in 1990 at Fine&#39;s home. Wed, 30 Nov 2011 16:14:13 +0000 Ellen Abbott 10282 at http://wrvo.org Updated: Syracuse Police Chief issues statement on Bernie Fine investigation http://wrvo.org/post/updated-syracuse-police-chief-issues-statement-bernie-fine-investigation <p>Police chief explains his department's handling of the investigation into former Syracuse coach Bernie Fine.</p> Tue, 29 Nov 2011 21:07:12 +0000 Jason Smith 10213 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse University Fires Asst basketball coach http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-university-fires-asst-basketball-coach <p>Longtime Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine has been fired. The university fired fine Sunday night after new allegations of sexual abuse surfaced.</p><p> Mon, 28 Nov 2011 12:31:26 +0000 Jason Smith 10131 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse University Fires Asst basketball coach Syracuse Police investigating sexual abuse claims against SU assistant basketball coach http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-police-investigating-sexual-abuse-claims-against-su-assistant-basketball-coach <p>The long time assistant men&rsquo;s basketball coach at Syracuse University has been placed on administrative leave, after two former team ball boys have accused him of sexual abuse.</p><p>Bernie Fine has been S.U.&rsquo;s assistant basketball coach for 35 years. Former ball boy Bobby Davis, who&rsquo;s now 39, told <a href="http://espn.go.com/espn/otl/story/_/id/7248184/syracuse-police-investigating-bernie-fine-molesting-boy-1980s">ESPN</a> that he was molested by Fine beginning in 1984 and lasting more than 10 years.</p> Fri, 18 Nov 2011 12:27:34 +0000 Jason Smith 9657 at http://wrvo.org