Syracuse Puts Associate Basketball Coach On Leave Amid Sexual Abuse Allegations

Source: CNN

Syracuse University placed associate men’s basketball coach Bernie Fine on administrative leave Thursday over an inappropriate contact allegation made by a man in 2005.

Police said they had reopened an investigation into allegations of inappropriate touching, which allegedly occurred years before the allegation was made.

ESPN reported that two men accused the coach of inappropriate touching of their genital areas that occurred at various locations including university basketball facilities.

“In light of the new allegations and the Syracuse City Police investigation, this evening Chancellor (Nancy) Cantor asked director of athletics Dr. Daryl Gross, to place associate head coach Bernie Fine on administrative leave,” senior vice president for public affairs, Kevin C. Quinn, said in a statement.

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