Ex-Syracuse coach to sue ESPN
Prosecutors never filed charges against former Syracuse assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine.
March 29th, 2013
05:14 PM ET

Ex-Syracuse coach to sue ESPN

Axed Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine intends to file a defamation suit against ESPN over its previous reporting that he sexually abused young boys.

Four people accused Fine of molesting them, including stepbrothers and former Syracuse ball boys Mike Lang and Bobby Davis, who in 2011 accused the coach of molesting them over several years.

Fine, who served as assistant basketball coach at Syracuse for 35 years, maintained his innocence throughout the investigations, and no charges were ever brought against him.

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  1. Nacho Cheese Dip On A Friday Night In 1989

    Barney Fife is innocent!

    March 30, 2013 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    Lol! Barney Fife? Now thats hillarious!

    March 31, 2013 at 2:23 am | Report abuse |