Three men have accused former Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine of molesting them as children, but today a New York district attorney announced that he can't be prosecuted. Though he believes two of the accusers are credible, their claims weren't properly investigated when the came forward in 2002, and it wouldn't have mattered anyway because the statute of limitations had already expired.
39-year-old Bobby Davis and his stepbrother, 45-year-old Mike Lang, say that starting in the mid-'80s, Fine molested them hundred of times while they were serving as ball boys. In 2002, Davis went to police and several news outlets, and a few years later he told Syracuse University officials, but the allegations weren't brought to the attention of Onondaga County, New York, District Attorney William Fitzpatrick. The New York Times reports that in a press conference today, Fitzpatrick said that he regrets that he didn't learn of the case until recently because he believes the men are credible. Fitzpatrick said, "It's not my place to say that Bernie Fine is guilty of anything. It is my place to say that the two victims are believable."