DA: Too Late for Charges Against Fine

A district attorney in upstate New York said Wednesday that he will not pursue criminal charges against former Syracuse assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine because the statute of limitations has passed. Onondaga District Attorney William Fitzpatrick, who has been critical of both the local police and Syracuse University in their handling of the sexual-abuse allegations, said he found the two accusers in his jurisdiction credible but that it is too late to pursue any charges. "Bobby, I'm sorry it took so long," Fitzpatrick said in a press conference, addressing one of the accusers, Bobby Davis. Three men, including two former ballboys for the team, have accused Fine of molesting them in their homes, on the road with the team, and in team facilities—allegations that Fine has denied.