Report: Court Papers Claim Bernie Fine’s Wife Had Sexual Relations With Players
An affidavit by one of the victims former Syracuse assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine is accused of molesting claims that Fine’s wife had sex with numerous players on the team, according to the New York Daily News.
The accuser’s affidavit claims that he overheard Fine’s wife, Laurie, discussing sexual acts she had with players with the wife of another coach. The accuser also stated that Laurie Fine attempted to initiate a sexual relationship with him while he was still in high school.
The accusations against Fine led to the coach’s dismissal from the University in late November. Since the statute of limitations have passed on the alleged crimes, some of the victims have filed a lawsuit. The suit has also charged Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim of defamation.
Boeheim initially said that the accusers were lying and in search of a cash settlement. He has since backed off those statements considerably.