Where Exactly Did Bobby Davis Meet Bernie Fine?
By Michael McAllister
Bobby Davis has accused Syracuse assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine of sexual abuse when he was a boy, up until he turned 27. ESPN has had extensive coverage of this case. During this coverage, the story on how Bobby Davis first met Bernie Fine has changed, yet it seems no media outlet has picked up on this, or questioned Davis about it. Here are the contradictions: Original ESPN Story, written by Mark Schwarz:
Outside the Lines, as reported by Mark Schwarz:
Davis said he first met Fine in 1983 while selling candy in his neighborhood door to door. Davis said Fine lived about four blocks from his home.
For Lang, who idolized Fine, and who introduced him to his step-brother (Bobby Davis), it opened up a deep wound.
You can see this in the linked video at the 8:27 mark: ESPN OTL Video Syracuse.com/Post-Standard
In an article by Michael McAndrew, he recounts what was told to The Post-Standard by Bobby Davis:
When he was about 11 or 12, he said, he met Fine for the first time when he was playing basketball at Sunnycrest Park.
There are three different stories, all of which have reportedly come from Bobby Davis himself, on how he met Bernie Fine for the first time. It's interesting to note that ESPN, nor anyone else for that matter, has noted this contradiction. Well, now we have it, in black and white, the difference in those three stories. There is a disclaimer to note here, however. This in no way shape or form means that the allegations brought about by Bobby Davis are false. It simply raises some eyebrows in the differences in this aspect of the story. It is important to bring all facts to the surface when a situation like this occurs. Nation Of Orange will continue to cover this story in full detail. Stay tuned for more as more information comes out.