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Ex-Syracuse assistant coach Bernie Fine drops lawsuit against ESPN, wife Laurie’s suit pending in federal court

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On Tuesday, attorneys for Bernie Fine — a former Syracuse men’s basketball assistant coach — announced that their client was dropping his defamation lawsuit against ESPN, according to the Associated Press. Three weeks ago, it was reported that Fine was suing the company for $11 million. Tuesday afternoon, Fine’s attorneys from Harris Beach PLLC issued the following [more]

Report: Former Syracuse assistant Bernie Fine suing ESPN for $11 million

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According to a report citing court documents, former Syracuse assistant coach Bernie Fine is suing ESPN for $11 million. The report, which comes from, also says the case removes the reporter and producer at ESPN that worked on the story involving former Orange ball boy Bobby Davis, who came forward with claims that he [more]

Ex-Syracuse assistant Bernie Fine reportedly to sue ESPN

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In November 2011 ESPN reported that two former Syracuse ball boys accused then-assistant coach Bernie Fine of sexually assaulting them, and the firestorm would eventually lead to Fine losing his job when a third accuser surfaced. An investigation into the allegations led to no charges being filed against Fine. And just hours before the program takes [more]

Bernie Fine will not be charged in child molestation case


After all the headlines, controversy and the loss of his job, former Syracuse assistant coach Bernie Fine will not be charged in his ongoing child molestation case. The news comes via, after officials spent nearly a year researching over 100,000 pages of documents and listening to the testimony of several alleged victims. Steven Clymer, [more]

Former Syracuse assistant Bernie Fine reportedly ‘no longer affiliated’ with Israeli team

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Former Syracuse assistant Bernie Fine is “no longer affiliated” with Israeli Maccabi Haifa, the team that hired him as a consultant in April, according to “Bernie Fine’s role was a consultant for the preseason,” Haifa told the website. “He is not currently with the club, but we are discussing future roles with the team [more]

Laurie Fine to sue ESPN, accuses network of libel


Laurie Fine, the wife of former Syracuse assistant coach Bernie Fine, will sue ESPN for libel in response to the network’s reporting of her involvement in the alleged incidents that led to child molestation accusations being levied against her husband, the Post-Standard is reporting. In a 44-page document provided to the Post-Standard, the lawsuit accuses [more]