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Feds drop sex abuse case against Syracuse's Fine

Updated: November 9, 2012, 7:29 PM ET
Associated Press

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Federal authorities have dropped their investigation into one of the sexual abuse claims that cost a Syracuse University assistant basketball coach his job, threw a top-ranked team into turmoil and threatened the career of Hall of Fame coach Jim Boeheim.

After a probe spanning nearly a year, U.S. Attorney Richard Hartunian said Friday there was not enough evidence to support a claim that Bernie Fine had molested a boy in a Pittsburgh hotel room in 2002.

"The nature ...

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