Syracuse Fires Basketball Coach

    NEW YORK - MARCH 12: Assistant coach Bernie Fine of the Syracuse Orange looks on from the sidelines during their game against the Connecticut Huskies during the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 12, 2009 in New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Bernie Fine

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    Syracuse University fired assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine Sunday. The news comes after a third accuser came forward to the police to allege Fine of sexually abusing him as a child and an audio tape between Fine's wife and an accuser became public. Zach Tomaselli, a 23-year-old from Lewiston, Maine, said Fine molested him in 2002 in a Pittsburgh hotel room when he was only 13 years old. Tomaselli himself is facing sexual-assault charges in Maine involving a 14-year-old boy. The recording, which has reportedly been with ESPN and the police for 10 years, shows Mrs. Fine acknowledging that she knew of her husband's actions and that she slept with an accuser after he turned 18. Fine was placed on administrative leave two weeks ago after police said he was being investigated on molestation charges, and officers searched his home on Friday.

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