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      Boeheim: Bernie has my full support

      Syracuse University Head Basketball Coach Jim Boeheim is responding to allegations of child molestation against Assistant Basketball Coach Bernie Fine.

      "This matter was fully investigated by the University in 2005 and it was determined that the allegations were unfounded," Boeheim said in a statement. "I have known Bernie Fine for more than 40 years. I have never seen or witnessed anything to suggest that he would been involved in any of the activities alleged. Had I seen or suspected anything, I would have taken action. Bernie has my full support."

      Syracuse Police have confirmed to CNY Central they are in the very early stages of an investigation into allegations made against Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine. Thursday night Syracuse University placed the long time assistant coach on administrative leave in light of the new allegations in the investigation Chancellor Nancy Cantor told Athletic Director Daryl Gross to place Fine on administrative leave.

      ESPN and the Post-Standard report they investigated allegations in 2003 but could not run the story because they could not find anyone else to corroborate the accuser's story.