Bernie Fine Fired By Syracuse University

Syracuse assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine has been fired by the university. The university announced the decision, apparently made by Chancellor Nancy Cantor, in a statement from senior vice president for public affairs Kevin Quinn that was released Sunday night.

“At the direction of Chancellor Cantor, Bernie Fine’s employment with Syracuse University has been terminated, effective immediately.”

Fine has been the subject of an investigation into his alleged sexual abuse of three children since November 17. This weekend, audio of a conversation between Fine's wife, Laurie Fine, and one of the men accusing Fine of molestation, Bobby Davis, emerged, in which Laurie Fine seems to acknowledge her husband's abuse.

Fine had served as Jim Boeheim's assistant coach for decades, and has known the Syracuse head coach for almost 50 years. Boeheim vociferously defended Fine when news of the allegations against him first broke.

For more on Syracuse, visit Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.