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Jim Boeheim and the damage done

The cost of his initial public outrage over the Bernie Fine allegations might be high

Originally Published: November 29, 2011
By Tim Keown | ESPN.com

Bernie Fine was fired as the Syracuse associate head basketball coach under circumstances that are disturbing on too many levels to count. There are the stories from the three alleged victims, the reflexive and near-violent defense of Fine by Jim Boeheim, and finally the creepiest thing of all: a 2002 recorded phone conversation in which Fine's wife adopts a shockingly casual tone regarding the entire operation.

When he was made aware earlier this month that ESPN was preparing ...

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