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Bernie Fine wins but still loses child molestation case

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06:21 PM ET 11.09 | Almost a year ago, when Syracuse assistant coach Bernie Fine was accused of molesting as many as three boys as recently as 2002, many people raised an eyebrow and whispered 'witch-hunt'. Accusations against Fine came on the heels of the Penn State-Jerry Sandusky scandal and it seemed a little fishy. Turns out it was fishy as the federal investigation looking into Fine found nothing incriminating about his actions over the last 40 years. As of today, all charges of sexual abuse against Fine have officially been dropped. Meanwhile, Fine is out of a job, his name is forever attached to that of a child molestation case, despite his innocence, and he has taught the world a valuable lesson in how helpless even a powerful man can be when faced with baseless accusations that can cripple a career and ruin a life.

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Bernie Fine, AP Photo/Steve C. Wilson Bernie Fine, AP Photo/Steve C. Wilson
November 9, 2012  09:51 PM ET

so who went after him and why?

November 9, 2012  11:31 PM ET

Maybe they should send whoever accused him on a trip to see Jerry.

November 10, 2012  06:13 AM ET

I think it was the state that brought the charges, he should sue the crap out of the state grab as much cash as he can. He'll never get his name back however.

November 10, 2012  07:39 AM ET

I think the people who made the false allegations should go to jail for as long as Fine would have gone to jail if he had been found guilty. I also think Syracuse should be forced to give him his job back. If they don't, he should sue them.

November 10, 2012  08:50 AM ET

Didn't this guy's wife pretty much admit in a taped phone conversation that she had boinked one of the accusers?

November 10, 2012  09:16 AM ET

They took down the "Skip Kelly to the NFL" thread and gave us this.

November 10, 2012  10:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

They took down the "Skip Kelly to the NFL" thread and gave us this.

Take a look over on the NFL threads.

November 10, 2012  11:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Take a look over on the NFL threads.

NFL didn't have enough news so they had to poach one of ours....LOL

November 10, 2012  04:00 PM ET

He should sue both the university, accuser, ESPN and SI

November 10, 2012  04:57 PM ET

Amazing how a person lives a decent life get caught up in some off the attempt to get money?

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