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Blame, he said, stops with one man: “Hasn’t Bernie Fine caused enough pain in this community?” Fitzpatrick said.

He said it also was wrong to make any comparison to the sex scandal at Penn State University that cost legendary football coach Joe Paterno and school president Graham Spanier their jobs.

“It’s not only inaccurate, it’s not fair,” he said.

Fine was fired after the three men made public accusations and ESPN played a 2002 recording of a phone call in which a woman ESPN identified as his wife tells an accuser she knew “everything that went on.”

Tomaselli’s claims fall within federal statutes of limitations and are being investigated by the U.S. Secret Service.

Investigators searched Fine’s home, office and school locker, looking for pornography that could be used “to sexually arouse or groom young males” to have sex, court records say. The investigators took computers, cameras, disks and records, among other things. They’re also looking for any records that would detail Fine’s contact with boys.

Fitzpatrick said he wouldn’t judge Fine.

“It is not my place to pronounce Bernie Fine guilty of anything,” he said.