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Nov 9, 2012 10:24 AM

Feds Drop Sex Abuse Case Against Syracuse's Fine

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Federal authorities have dropped their investigation into 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 no evidence to support claims that Bernie Fine had molested a boy in 2002 in a Pittsburgh hotel room.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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