Bernie Fine

February 1, 2012 - 1:13pm
Davis accuses Fine of sexual relations with SU basketball players.


January 20, 2012 - 7:43pm
Tomaselli bows out on his end of the Fine saga.

After a tumultuous 48 hours, Zach Tomaselli has asked the Syracuse Police Department to stop the Bernie Fine investigation on his behalf.

Tomaselli's accusations against Fine were first made public on November 31. That statement alleged that Fine had molested him the night before a Syracuse game against the University of Pittsburgh in the team's hotel room before the game. The game in question was played on Jan. 22, 2002.

January 16, 2012 - 9:59pm
Floyd VanHooser stated, via letter, that his accusations against Bernie Fine were false.

Floyd VanHooser, the fourth man to come forward with allegations of sexual assault against Bernie Fine, has renounced his accusations. 

VanHooser is currently incarcerated at Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y. for multiple counts of burglary and petit larceny. Onondaga District Attorney, Williams Fitzpatrick, had originally dismissed New York Daily News reports regarding a fourth accuser, at one point stating, "There is no fourth accuser."

December 27, 2011 - 5:27pm
The Executive Assistant US Attorney elaborates on the federal tip line investigators set up in their ongoing investigation of Bernie Fine.

Executive Assistant US Attorney, John Duncan offered insight into the Bernie Fine hotline the federal investigation opened last week. Fine is under federal investigation for allegations of sexual abuse levelled by Zach Tomaselli in addition to local investigations regarding Bobby Davis, Mike Lang, and Floyd VanHooser, who have all alleged abuse by Fine.

December 23, 2011 - 8:19pm
The US Attorney's Office has opened a hotline for tips in its ongoing investigation into the allegations against Bernie Fine.

On Wednesday the United States Attorney's Office announced that a hotline is now in service for tips on the federal investigation regarding the former Syracuse associate head coach of the men's basketball team.

December 15, 2011 - 7:18pm
Another accuser in the Bernie Fine scandal has come forward, claiming the former associate head coach sexually abused him.

A fourth man has accused Bernie Fine of sexually abusing him over the course of four decades.

Floyd VanHooser, the accuser, said the abuse started in 1969 when he was allegedly taken in by Fine as an orphan, according to an interview VanHooser gave to The Post-Standard. At the time, Fine was not yet working for Syracuse University.

December 13, 2011 - 4:36pm
Jim Boeheim and Syracuse University have been sued for defamation in the New York Supreme Court regarding their treatment of allegations by Bobby Davis and Mike Lang against former associate head coach Bernie Fine.

Gloria Allred, a longtime civil rights attorney, announced Tuesday that she has filed a defamation suit against Syracuse University and men's basketball head coach Jim Boeheim on behalf of former ball boys Bobby Davis and his step-brother Mike Lang in New York State Supreme Court.

December 11, 2011 - 3:08pm
Some Syracuse University faculty members approve of the administration's role in the controversy surrounding the former men's basketball associate head coach. Others want to know more.

Brenda Wrigley hasn’t slept well in weeks. Her stomach is in knots each day as she walks down her driveway to pick up the paper. She dreads what she’ll see on the front page, as Syracuse University makes daily headlines with controversy surrounding Bernie Fine.

The firing of SU men’s basketball associate head coach on allegations of sexual abuse received extensive national attention. The university underwent public scrutiny for its actions since then, even from its own staff. Many faculty members are alumni, taking to heart the current image of SU’s reputation.

December 9, 2011 - 3:20am
Zach Tomaselli, the third accuser in the Bernie Fine scandal, has officially filed suit in Pittsburgh against the former associate head coach.

The third accuser in the Bernie Fine scandal, Zach Tomaselli, filed a civil suit Thursday against the former associate head coach of Syracuse University's men's basketball team. Tomaselli alleges that Fine molested him in a Pittsburgh hotel room on that he stayed at with Fine and the rest of the Syracuse basketball team on Jan. 21, 2002.

December 8, 2011 - 10:23am
Onondaga County DA William Fitzpatrick said there was enough evidence to charge the former associate head coach when the accusers first revealed their story.

On Tuesday morning Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick spent almost an hour addressing members of the local and national media regarding his office’s investigation into sexual abuse allegations aimed at former Syracuse University associate head men’s basketball coach, Bernie Fine.