Syracuse University Fires Basketball Assistant Coach Bernie Fine
Bernie Fine, an assistant coach on the Syracuse University men’s basketball team was fired today, nine days after allegations of a sexual abuse case first came to light. Fine is being investigated by Syracuse Police for a series of alleged abuse that took place with a team ball boy in the 1980s.
An audio tape, obtained and released by ESPN appears to be a conversation between a young man and Fine’s wife,
On the tape, Davis says he frequently slept over in the basement of the Fines’ home.
Davis and the woman he identifies as Laurie Fine even discussed the type of abuse he was subjected to at the hands of the coach.
“What did he want you to do? You can be honest with me,” she asks.
“I mean, he’s like — but at first he would grab me and start, you know touching me,” Davis replies.