Bernie Fine Abuse Scandal Gets Even More Shocking

bernie fineWow, it's been a whole week or two since any college sports scandals broke, right? Well, apparently that's all we're gonna get. Apparently we were lucky to have even that much time without a gut-twistingly gross incident. Because ... okay, remember Bernie Fine? (I know, how could anyone forget?)

Well, according to the latest news in yuck, Bernie's wife Laurie Fine was in on the whole inappropriate relations with basketball players thing, too.



An all-new slander suit against Syracuse University and basketball coach Joe Boeheim says Laurie Fine's many sexual exploits with basketball players were common knowledge -- to the point where team members joked around about hooking up with the assistant coach's wife. Laurie was allegedly also known for playing favorites. Among the perks for the athletes "lucky" enough to catch Mrs. Fine's eye: Personal laundry service, use of Laurie's car, and gifts galore. Ewwww.

Says lawyer Gloria Allred:

If Laurie Fine was having multiple sexual relationships with basketball players, then the university must explain how this could have been taking place for years right under Coach Boeheim's nose without his being aware of it and without the university's doing anything about it.

Uh, yeah. Obviously. But what sort of explanation can we expect? If the reaction to these accusations is anything like the ones we got from Bernie Fine and the Sandusky camp, "excuse" will be a more accurate definition than "explanation."

Blech. What are we supposed to do with this information? What sort of conclusions are we supposed to draw here? I don't know if it's about college sports specifically or the abuse of authority in general or what, but the lesson here is one I wish none of us ever had to learn.

Do you think the allegations against Laurie Fine are true?


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