Following through on the threat she made last week, the wife of fired Syracuse University associate basketball coach Bernie Fine filed a lawsuit against ESPN in Syracuse Federal Court. Fine's attorney says ESPN now has 60 days to answer the lawsuit. No dates, aside from that deadline, have been issued by the court, Fine's attorney says.
Laurie Fine says she has been forced into seclusion, had to sell her house, and has been the target of widespread ridicule as a result of the ESPN reports. Two former ball boys, Bobby Davis and Mike Lang have accused Bernie Fine of molesting them decades ago. Fine has denied the allegations and has not been charged. ESPN had said the lawsuit was without merit.