DA to address sex abuse claims against NY ex-coach



SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York district attorney will speak publicly about claims a former Syracuse University assistant basketball coach molested boys.

A federal investigation is continuing into accusations Bernie Fine sexually abused three boys, including two former ballboys.

Fine has denied the claims. He was fired Nov. 27 after a Maine man came forward to say he was abused as a boy and an audiotape was aired in which a woman identified as Fine’s wife told one of the accusers she knew what went on.

Onondaga (ahn-uhn-DAH’-gah) County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick says he’ll speak to the media Wednesday. A spokesman declined to comment Tuesday.

The accusations against Fine once appeared to threaten the job of Hall of Fame coach Jim Boeheim (BAY’-hym), who has said he’s unaware of any abuses.