Strive for Five
- Aug 26, 2011
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"Clearly no love lost from his wife. Sounds like she wants him gone as much as Davis and she sounds way way to lackidaisical about it like this type of thing happens every day. Not to mention that she was sleeping with him at the time.
Begs the question ... if Laurie Fine was sleeping with Davis ... and she wanted Bernie gone would the two of them collaborate and set this whole thing up? Which is why this tape wasn't around about 8 years ago ... makes one wonder doesn't it?"
But doesn't it sort of beg that question? I think the fact that she had a relationship with this kid makes this thing even weirder ...
Well the thing to do when your husband is molesting kids is to keep it quiet, stay married, and then when the kids are of age, sleep with them. Apparently. (I'm not trying to be funny).
But, I don't buy that she was biding her time for all these years. The tape was made almost a decade ago.
The evidence keeps getting stronger. Fine may get away from jail time due to the statute of limitations, but Syracuse BB is going to be severely penalized. The school needs to do an upheaval like penn state to put everything behind them or else it's going to be a PR night mare.
Third Accuser Just Came Forward.
Trust me, SU fans are sickened by Fine and feel betrayed. We want him gone right now. We want him fired and punished to the fullest extent of the law, if that still applies thus far down the road.
It appears most people believe that fine is guilty at this point. The question is whether or not Syracuse should penalize others involved with the situation. Obviously Paterno got canned because of what someone else did under his watch/ there were rumors about it that he knew about and apparently took action on, but didn't take enough action on. Then there is Calhoun who is suspended 3 games this season for violations surrounding the program. If Calhoun deserves a 3 game suspension for assistants and former people associated with the program giving extra benefits/ making extra phone calls to recruits than I don't see how JB doesn't get some sort of punishment. Obviously the school would self impose it and not the NCAA. Then there's the whole PR mess with him saying how the accuser is telling 1000 lies and that he is money hungry. That PR stuff is separate and could cause the Syracuse administration to take serious action against him. Even termination like in the Joe Pa case. Joe Pa was fired mostly because of the bad PR and not as a result of his direct actions surrounding the issue. ESPN and other media have a lot to do with the PR issues for both schools.
I dont have the desire to read all about this case, but is the worst case scenario that Fine started with this ball boy at 17 years old? Are any of the alleged victims younger? I just have a difficult time wrapping my mind around the amount of time and the physical relationships this one guy had with both of the Fines. Sordid, but how much of it was actually illegal? If and when JB knew anything, it may have been that Bernie likes young men, he just didn't know the full extent of it.The only question is whether the Syracuse investigation years ago uncovered any of this information. Obviously, Boeheim has heard the accusations about Fine's pedophilia before. The university did nothing about it because apparently there wasn't enough evidence. The question is whether this tape was known to the university, and if so, if they should have acted on it back then.