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New York DA: Former Syracuse Coach Bernie Fine Can’t Be Prosecuted

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Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(SYRACUSE, N.Y.) — Longtime Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine has been fired but he may not be prosecuted for alleged sexual abuse.

The allegations against Fine are too old for him to stand trial in New York. But Onondaga County District Attorney Bill Fitzpatrick says the former ball boy and his stepbrother who have said Fine molested them are credible, and Syracuse police should have done more to encourage them to come forward.

Fine is still under investigation by federal authorities who have searched his home, office and locker for any records that detail his contact with alleged victims.

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