Former Syracuse Ball Boy Accuses Assistant Coach of Sexual Abuse

Longtime Syracuse assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine is being accused by a former ball boy of sexually abusing him for more than 12 years. Fine was placed on administrative leave Thursday night.

The alleged victim, who is now 39 years old, says Fine abused him starting in 1983, reports USA Today. The suspected abuse started when the victim was in seventh grade, and the victim says he was abused at Fine’s home, at Syracuse facilities and on road trips.

The accuser’s step brother is also alleging he was sexually abused by Fine.

Campus police are currently investigating the matter.

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