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A New York State Supreme Court justice dismissed Friday a defamation lawsuit against Syracuse University and its longtime head basketball coach, Jim Boeheim.
The suit was filed in December by two former ball boys for the basketball team, who have accused Bernie Fine, a former assistant coach, of repeated sexual abuse when they were children. 34 more words
A district attorney in central New York says that despite credible allegations of sexual misconduct against minors, he cannot bring charges against a former Syracuse University assistant basketball coach because the statute of limitations has expired. 261 more words
Syracuse University has fired Bernie Fine as an assistant men’s basketball coach, a school spokesman announced Sunday night, hours after new reports arose regarding his alleged sexual abuse of boys. 102 more words
As Syracuse University became the third U.S. college whose workers have faced high-profile allegations of child sex abuse this month, child welfare advocates say the accounts may be triggering a surge in reports of juvenile sex abuse. 1,374 more words
A Syracuse University assistant men’s basketball coach who was placed on leave over allegations that he inappropriately touched two boys years ago said Friday the accusations “are patently false in every aspect.” 339 more words