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Dennis Donovan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 08:02 PM
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Bernie Fine fired from Syracuse University
Edited on Sun Nov-27-11 08:06 PM by Dennis Donovan
Source: 9WSYR.com (Syracuse ABC Affiliate)

Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - A statement from Syracuse University Sunday night announced Bernie Fine's employment has been terminated.

The statement says "At the direction of Chancellor Cantor, Bernie Fines employment with Syracuse University has been terminated, effective immediately."

Syracuse University placed Fine on administrative leave earlier in the month after ESPN aired accusations from two former ball boys, claiming they were molested by Fine in the late 1970s through the 1990s. A third man has also come forward with accusations.


Read more: http://www.9wsyr.com/news/local/story/Bernie-Fine-fired...
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 08:05 PM
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1. Here's one
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 08:48 PM
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7. his wife is worse. she knew and did nothing, even chatted about
it to a victim. what a shit bag she is
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 09:57 PM
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13. Maybe a shitbag but not worse. He's the molester. nt
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oberliner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 10:16 PM
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14. The wife initiated a sexual relationship with the boy when he turned 18
That is pretty messed up.
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 10:41 PM
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17. I just heard about that...
That really is beyond the pale... x(
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lbrtbell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 06:43 AM
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28. It's worse to shelter the molester
That enables him to victimize more people, and it prevents him from getting the help he needs. So she's victimizing the molester, as well as the unfortunate kids he's harmed.
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 06:42 PM
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31. a sick mind wouldn't know better. She did and did nothing
she's worse. She could have ended it in 2002.

Imho
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 08:05 PM
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2. Link: Bernie Fine fired by Syracuse
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Syracuse University fired associate head basketball coach Bernie Fine on Sunday in the wake of an investigation of child molestation allegations against him.

"At the direction of Chancellor Cantor, Bernie Fine's employment with Syracuse University has been terminated, effective immediately," Kevin Quinn, the school's senior vice president for public affairs, said in a statement.

The 65-year-old Fine was in his 36th season at his alma mater. He had the longest active streak of consecutive seasons at one school among assistant coaches in Division I.

Fine's firing comes in the wake of new revelations Sunday, including a third accuser. Syracuse had placed Fine on paid administrative leave when accusations first surfaced.

http://espn.go.com/new-york/story/_/id/7288286/bernie-f...
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tblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 03:05 AM
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26. Firing should be the least that happens to him.
And his creepy wife. WTH is that???!
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 04:42 AM
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27. The more we hear, the worse it seems to get...
Latest is that the wife was also involved with one of the victims. x( :wtf:
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 08:17 PM
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3. Wait, wait!
BALL Boys?

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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 10:24 PM
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16. Easy there, pal
Edited on Sun Nov-27-11 10:25 PM by jberryhill
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blueclown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 08:22 PM
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4. Now time for the big fish - Jim Boeheim needs to go.
Termination is the only logical conclusion for his disgraceful lashing out at Bernie Fine's accusers. He needs to go... immediately.
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stockholmer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 12:15 AM
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21. +100000 just like Paterno, Boeheim knew and covered it up
It's bye bye asshole time.
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SoapBox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 08:23 PM
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5. So....question?
Ok, I've barely heard about this story.

Witnesses? And all that stuff??

I just want to make sure.

SINCE, witness accounts, etc....allowed Perv Sandusky, to just walk free.
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 08:29 PM
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6. Per CNN TV, they have phone recordings of Laurie Fine, his wife, who was a witness.
They played them on the news report. x(
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SoapBox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 09:22 PM
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10. wow...didn't know about that!
What a witness...your own wife.
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 09:41 PM
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12. Apparently she was aware of her husband's alleged activities
And talked about them in the phone conversation. It was one of the accusers who taped the conversation and it really is pretty damning. x(
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USA_1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 05:29 PM
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29. Been Hearing Conflicting Reports
Local radio (Minneapolis) says audio tape in which Fine's wife fesses up is a doctored tape. Also, one of the accusers has a father who calls him a liar who fabricated the story. Looks like we all need to stand back just a bit and allow the cops and courts to ascertain all facts before we rush to judgment.
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rfranklin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 08:51 PM
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8. Sports programs are a magnet for pederasts it seems...
after all the crap I heard about sports building character.
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ProudToBeBlueInRhody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 11:25 PM
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19. So are schools....the Boy Scouts...the Church
Predators go wherever potential victims are. Simple as that.
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tblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 03:03 AM
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25. Scout leaders are never allowed to be alone with a child.
They are very up front about it in their leader training. Regardless, I would never let my kid be alone with any adult. I don't care who -- doctor, rabbi, teacher, neighbor. Not until he got big enough to shove a creep the hell off him.

Those poor kids! It tears me up to think of the psychological & emotional scars they're left with.
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Sarah Ibarruri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 12:16 AM
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22. Anywhere there are children, there will be pedophiles. nt
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USA_1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 05:31 PM
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30. pederasts
Schools and YMCA's for decades forced boys to swim naked in gym classes so that pervy teachers could enjoy watching kids genitalia. If they were allowed to do the same today they would still be doing it.
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left on green only Donating Member (270 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 09:02 PM
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9. Does this mean that any of the players on the team will have to give their cars back?
Just kiddin. I know that never happens.....not.
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enigmaticang3l Donating Member (6 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 09:36 PM
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11. Fine fired!
So proud of those willing to pursue justice in these situations, most of all, the victims who have suffered at the hands of supposed role-models. God bless them all.
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center rising Donating Member (446 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 12:10 AM
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20. If I were Jim Boeheim, I would worry about my job!!
Something tells me he knew things about this case.
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Liberty Belle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 01:13 AM
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23. Can't they indict the wife, too?
She knew about the abuse and covered it up, which makes her an accessory who aided and abetted this crime.
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 01:29 AM
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24. New information alleges that she was guilty of abuse, too, with the same victim.
The recordings indicate she knew about and witnessed her husband's abuse, and that she later was with one of the victims after he turned 18. x(
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