Saturday, November 19, 2011

#Syracuse #ChildAbuse Allegations Rocks University


Cantor vowed Friday that the school will not turn a blind eye to child molesting allegations that resurfaced just two weeks after the Penn State scandal.

ESPN reported the accusations were made by two former ball boys.

Bobby Davis, now 39, told ESPN that Fine allegedly molested him beginning in 1984 and that the sexual contact continued until he was around 27. A ball boy for six years, Davis told ESPN the alleged abuse occurred at Fine's home, at Syracuse basketball facilities and on team road trips, including the 1987 Final Four.

Davis' stepbrother, Mike Lang, 45, who also was a ball boy, told ESPN that Fine molested him starting while he was in fifth or sixth grade.

Fine is in his 35th season as a Syracuse assistant. No one answered the door at his home Friday.

“We hold everyone in our community to high standards and we don't tolerate illegal, abusive or unethical behaviour — no matter who you are,” Cantor said in an email Friday morning to students, faculty and staff. ..read more

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/basketball/child-molestation-allegations-rock-syracuse-university/article2240623/