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Former Syracuse ball boy Bobby Davis, center, addresses the media as former ball boy Mike Lang, right, and attorney Gloria Allred, look on during a news conference, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, in New York. The two men say they were molested by assistant Syracuse basketball coach Bernie Fine and have sued the school and men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim for defamation. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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Former Syracuse ball boy Bobby Davis, center, addresses the media as former ball boy Mike Lang, right, and attorney Gloria Allred, look on during a news conference, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, in New York. The two men say they were molested by assistant Syracuse basketball coach Bernie Fine and have sued the school and men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim for defamation. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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