Syracuse University chancellor Nancy Cantor wrote an editorial this week to answer critics’ complaints and dampen the impending inferno engulfing the university with respect to its handling of child sex abuse allegations made by a former ball boy against assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine. I submit that Chancellor Cantor only proved one thing: Syracuse has a lot more explaining to do. In an editorial that ran in USA Today, the chancellor says that when the allegations surfaced in 2005, Syracuse hired a law firm to investigate the matter. The ball boy, Bobby Davis, was interviewed along with others he said would support his claims. The chancellor explained that the law firm, a Syracuse firm that specializes in NCAA litigation, spoke to witnesses but said they couldn’t corroborate Davis’ story. Davis also told Cantor’s attorneys that he complained to Syracuse police about Fine in 2002, which by Cantor’s logic excuses the university for not reporting his allegations: Davis had already done so. “In our experience, the police and the DA are synonymous,” she said. “We had no reason to believe differently in this case.” Note to Nancy: My 11-year-old son knows there is a difference between cops and prosecutors, and had… Read full this story
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