DA apologizes to accuser in Syracuse coach probe



SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A district attorney in upstate New York is praising two men for bringing accusations of sex abuse against a Syracuse University former assistant basketball coach.

Onondaga (ahn-uhn-DAH’-guh) County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick is also apologizing for not being able to bring charges against Bernie Fine because the statute of limitations has passed.

Bobby Davis and his step-brother Michael Lang have accused Fine of molesting them for years starting in the 1980s.

At a news conference, Fitzpatrick says: “Bobby, I’m sorry it took so long.” He’s praising Davis, saying he was “fighting for other kids.”

A third man has also accused Fine of abuse. Federal authorities are still investigating.