Jim Boeheim spoke to New York Times reporter Pete Thamel on Thursday evening, hours after word of an investigation into allegations of child molestation against Syracuse assistant Bernie Fine surfaced. Since ESPN reported the investigation, Syracuse has released a statement denying the allegations and placed Fine on leave. But Boeheim offered the strongest statement yet.
Thamel said he spoke to Boeheim at length on Thursday evening, and posted the following quote on Twitter.
"This matter was fully investigated by the University in 2005 and it was determined that the allegations were unfounded. I have known Bernie Fine for more than 40 years. I have never seen or witnessed anything to suggest that he would been involved in any of the activities alleged. Had I seen or suspected anything, I would have taken action. Bernie has my full support."