Bernie Fine's Wife Had Sex With SU Players: Affidavit

Gloria Allred suit says Jim Boeheim should have picked up on hints
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 1, 2012 8:25 AM CST
In this Nov. 14, 2011 file photo, Syracuse basketball assistant coach Bernie Fine, who has been at the center of sex-abuse allegations, watches a game against Manhattan in Syracuse, NY.   (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli, File)

(Newser) – While Bernie Fine was sexually abusing Syracuse University ball boys, his wife was canoodling with the players, Fine's accusers allege in an affidavit filed Monday in their slander lawsuit against coach Jim Boeheim. "For years, Bernie Fine's wife, Laurie Fine, had sexual relationships with basketball team players," Bobby Davis, one of Bernie's alleged victims, says in the affidavit. He says he once overheard Fine and another coach's wife talk about having oral sex with the players and the "specific size and physical attributes of their private parts."

The lawsuit alleges that Boeheim must have known about the Fines' escapades, and that Laurie's dalliances should have tipped him off to Bernie's, the New York Daily News explains. Davis says Laurie Fine's relationships were "common knowledge" among the players and a "routine source of jokes." He says he personally accompanied Laurie Fine to a player's house, where the player told him they'd had sex. But Fine's attorney dismissed the allegations, calling them "20-year-old hearsay." "This is both desperate and disgusting," he told the AP. (Read more Bernie Fine stories.)

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