It’s a damn shame this man won’t be sitting under the jail.
The former Syracuse assistant men’s basketball coach Bernie Fine cannot be prosecuted for allegations that he sexually abused two boys in the 1980s because the statute of limitations had run out, William Fitzpatrick, the district attorney for Onondaga County, N.Y., said Wednesday. But Fitzpatrick added that he believed the men who accused Fine were telling the truth about the abuse.
Fitzpatrick said he judged the men, Bobby Davis and Mike Lang, to be credible in their accounts of abuse, and regretted that their accusations were not brought to his office in 2002 when Davis called the Syracuse police and alerted several news media outlets to his claims.
“It’s not my place to say that Bernie Fine is guilty of anything,” Fitzpatrick said. “It is my place to say that the two victims are believable.”
So Bernie is going to get off the hook because he played with those boys 20 years ago? The justice system makes no damn sense.