Sunday, November 27, 2011

BREAKING: Syracuse's Fine Not So Fine... Now Fine Is Fired (UPDATED with Boeheim and Cantor statements)

((HT: WSYR-TV Syracuse))

Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine has been fired by the university amid allegations that he sexually molested boys over several years.

A statement released Sunday night from the university's senior vice president for public affairs, Kevin Quinn, says, "At the direction of Chancellor Cantor, Bernie Fine’s employment with Syracuse University has been terminated, effective immediately."

Here's the latest from WSYR-TV on when Bobby Davis audiotaped a conversation with Fine's wife in 2002 discussing the alleged abuse...

One of the key quotes from Laurie Fine:
"I know everything that went on with him...Bernie has issues, maybe that he's not aware of, but he has issues... and you trusted someone you shouldn't have."

More when we know more...

2100 UPDATE: Head Coach Jim Boeheim released a statement through the school's Facebook page:

“The allegations that have come forth today are disturbing and deeply troubling. I am personally very shocked because I have never witnessed any of the activities that have been alleged. I believe the university took the appropriate step tonight. What is most important is that this matter be fully investigated and that anyone with information be supported to come forward so that the truth can be found. I deeply regret any statements I made that might have inhibited that from occurring or been insensitive to victims of abuse.”

The full statement from Chancellor Nancy Cantor can be found hyah...

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