- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 7, 2011

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - A district attorney says it’s inaccurate to make any comparison between the sex abuse scandal involving a Syracuse University assistant basketball coach and the one at Penn State.

Onondaga (ahn-uhn-DAH’-guh) County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick said Wednesday that his investigation of sexual abuse claims against fired Syracuse assistant coach Bernie Fine found allegations credible but too old to prosecute.

Fine denies allegations that he abused two men in the 1980s and another in 2002.

At Penn State, longtime football coach Joe Paterno was fired Nov. 9 in the aftermath of child sex abuse charges against former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky. The president also resigned.

At Syracuse, victim advocates have called for the resignation of Hall of Fame coach Jim Boeheim. He says he’s unaware of abuses happening during his tenure.



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