Syracuse assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine released a statement Friday afternoon addressing the accusations of molestation that have resulted in him being placed on administrative leave. In the statement, Fine maintains his innocence and calls the accusations rought by former ball boy Bobby Davis “patently false in every aspect.”
Simply put, these allegations are patently false in every aspect. The fact is these
allegations have been thoroughly investigated multiple times. When evaluating the veracity of these accusations, please keep in mind that credible media outlets were approached in the past to publicize these false allegations and declined to do so. I fully cooperated with all past inquires.
Sadly, we live in an allegation-based society and an internet age where in a matter of minutes one’s life long reputation can be severely damaged. I am confident that, as in the past, a review of these allegations will be discredited and restore my reputation. I hope the latest review of these allegations will be conducted expeditiously.
Finally, I appreciate the Chancellor’s statement that I should be accorded a fair
opportunity to defend myself against these accusations. I fully intend to do so. There should never be a rush to judgment when someone’s personal integrity and career are on the line.
Fine's definitive denial comes just hours after Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim publicly called Davis a "liar" and stated that his only motivation was to capitalize on the attention the Penn State scandal has drawn.
For more on these developments, visit Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician.