That’s the essential question that must be answered in light of the firing of assistant coach Bernie Fine today, which was based on the release of a tape of Fine’s wife expressing her reservations about her husband’s proclivities for young boys.
We might not be so curious had not Boeheim, yet another iconic coach figure, so vehemently defended Fine just awhile ago when allegations afgaist Fine first became public. Today, he released the proverbial “statement”:
“The allegations that have come forth today are disturbing and deeply troubling. I am personally very shocked because I have never witnessed any of the activities that have been alleged. I believe the university took the appropriate step tonight. What is most important is that this matter be fully investigated and that anyone with information be supported to come forward so that the truth can be found.”
Them he added: “I deeply regret any statements I made that might have inhibited that from occurring or been insensitive to victims of abuse.”
Might have been?!
Especially in the very recent light of what occurred at Penn State.
Apparently some coaches and administrators at “big-time sports” schools might have still that that it couldn’t happen here, and if it did I am still in control.
…are we all clear now?