Fine Fired At Syracuse

11.28.11 | Bob Price

Bernie Fine has been fired by Syracuse University after a third man accused the assistant basketball coach of sexual abuse, nine years ago.  A 23 year old Lewiston, Maine man says Fine abused him in a Pittsburgh hotel room in 2002.

The 65 year old Fine was in his 36th season at his alma mater. He had the longest active streak of consecutive seasons at one school among assistant coaches in Division 1.

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim says he supports the university's decision to fire his longtime assistant and expressed regret for his initial statements that might have been "insensitive to abuse victims.