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Third accuser admits to lying about Bernie Fine

Posted on: January 20, 2012 2:56 pm
 

By Jeff Borzello

Zach Tomaselli, the third accuser in the Bernie Fine case, has admitted he falsified emails that he sent to the Syracuse Post-Standard and The Daily Orange.

Tomaselli also plans to ask Syracuse police to end its child molestation investigation of Fine. However, he maintains that Fine did molest him.

“But he did do it,” Tomaselli told the Daily Orange. “I’m not lying.”

Tomaselli said he doctored emails in order to garner more support for his accusations, and so more news outlets would report on them. He also said he did it to “counterattack” comments from Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick.

According to the Post Standard, Syracuse police used information from Tomaselli to obtain a search warrant for Fine’s house on November 25.

Tomaselli is expected to be sentenced to prison in February for sexually abusing a teenage boy. He also said he would drop the civil suit he filed against Fine.

He is the second accuser to recant at least part of his story. Last week, Floyd VanHooser said he lied in accusations and that Fine never abused him as a child. VanHooser was the fourth accuser in the Fine case.

Fine was an assistant coach at Syracuse for 36 years before being fired on November 27.

Comments

Since: Mar 25, 2009
Posted on: January 28, 2012 10:26 pm
 

Third accuser admits to lying about Bernie Fine

And apparently you have enough time off from work

Take a look at my posting times on this thread if your that interested, the only time I have posted during my working hours (8-5 mon-fri) was during my original string of comments that i admitted i had an hour or so to blow before going home that day.  So since your questioning my time off work, odd, you find so much time during the day to post, night job?



Since: Mar 25, 2009
Posted on: January 28, 2012 10:05 pm
 

Third accuser admits to lying about Bernie Fine

How funny, you say it is not worth your time to reply anymore yet you have bothered responding this many times without actually discussing the topic of Bernie Fine, because obviously you would rather reply with personal attacks like "thin skin" rather than anything to back-up your original comment you got so worked up about because i questioned it.  Which happens to be the only comment you have made on this board regarding the issue at hand, yet you call me thin skinned when you cant even take criticism of your opinion without having to resort to personal attacks.  Oh, and I would much rather be anything that you have called me than to be a hypocrite as gullible as yourself to believe a man in his mid 20's could be raped repeatedly by a 50 some odd year old man.  Your part of the problem my friend, you have convicted the man on a sketchy story, with no evidence and now you want to wait til the dust settles to see if your right. Let's hope your never a prosecutor, hell a juror for that matter.  In my eyes the dust has settled, so unless you have something more to offer regarding the guilt of Bernie Fine, by all means, walk away.  I will take it as a victory for Bernie Fine, not myself, which you have seemed to make the topic of discussion.  



Since: Jan 3, 2008
Posted on: January 26, 2012 9:44 pm
 

Third accuser admits to lying about Bernie Fine

Wow, what a thin skin you have. And apparently you have enough time off from work to post all these long rants, even replying multiple times to some of my posts. In any event, guess we'll just have to agree to disagree and see who's right when the dust settles on Fine. But you know, somehow I think you'll have to have the last word anyway. Go ahead, you'll get no reply from me, it's not worth the time.



Since: Mar 25, 2009
Posted on: January 26, 2012 6:04 pm
 

Third accuser admits to lying about Bernie Fine

Ah, RinTin, coming to the defense of those that cannot, how noble of you. If you really can read, then you'll see that my posts do not ramble on and on and on like Mr. Eagle, those are truly rants. If you can't tell the difference, then I feel sorry for you. Good luck.

Ah, wiscgc, anyone reading this difference in our posts knows that i am debating the actual subject at hand rather than dancing around it with personal attacks and insults, yet you call me a tool, hilarious!!



Since: Mar 25, 2009
Posted on: January 26, 2012 5:54 pm
 

Third accuser admits to lying about Bernie Fine

Well, Mr. Eagle, looks like I got under your skin a bit too. And I really don't care what you think, I still believe that Fine is guilty even if the statute of limitations has run out (what a defense that is). BTW, this is a message board, not a court of law, so people are entitled to their opinions even if it is not what you like. You should really understand that before you blow a gasket.What a tool, looks like you had some more time off from work to write your rants again?

When people insult me personally it tends to do that.   I never insulted you personally other than to call you an idiot for thinking you could not post the word sexual, have you ever heard of the 1st amendment?  If not, maybe you are.  I called your opinion blind, and i called you gullible, is that what it was?  It just means you believe things too easily, not suppose to be an personal insult.  It is like calling someone ignorant, just means they arent familiar with the subject at hand.  I also notice that you still have not provided the facts i asked for and that you claim exists which is what you are basing your opinion off of.  I questioned your opinion, yes, not your right to it.  This entire discussion is about convicting a man in the court of public opinion, which this thread is part of, and you are doing the exact thing that is being criticized.  That in no way means that i do not believe you are entitled to your opinion regardless of how blind it may be.  Since when in America can we not debate opinions?  But unlike yourself, i choose not to personally attack the person i am debating.  You can call my posts rants all you want, i would expect that from someone who has to use personal insults rather than actually debate the issue.  I call it a debate and a discussion which you obviously do not want to be a part of. 

Also, i believe the statute of limitations should be eliminated on cases like this, and if it was, Fine would prove his innocence in court, because there is not a single shread of credible evidence.  Any DA in this country would be crazy to even take this to trial.  Your original comment said that you believed he was not innocent, and that the facts will still convict him.  The only reason i ever mentioned the statute was because of your comment which made it seem like you werent following the case, and instead casting judgement without knowing that none of this can be proven.  So ultimately the evdience in this case cannot be regarded as FACT.  This is what is being criticized in this discussion that you do not care to take part in.  The evidence against him would not convict him with any reasonable jury even without the statute.  I would love to debate you on this, but until you actually provide me with something more than personal attacks, i will assume you have nothing to back-up your accusation of guilt.  To the last sentence, yes i had time off work again, usually when someone works their tail off to get a good job, usually they have gaps in the day that need blown, thanks for asking!



Since: Jan 3, 2008
Posted on: January 26, 2012 1:23 pm
 

Third accuser admits to lying about Bernie Fine

Well, Mr. Eagle, looks like I got under your skin a bit too. And I really don't care what you think, I still believe that Fine is guilty even if the statute of limitations has run out (what a defense that is). BTW, this is a message board, not a court of law, so people are entitled to their opinions even if it is not what you like. You should really understand that before you blow a gasket.

What a tool, looks like you had some more time off from work to write your rants again?



Since: Mar 25, 2009
Posted on: January 25, 2012 11:20 pm
 

Third accuser admits to lying about Bernie Fine

Fine is gay? I thought he was married. I thought he has children. That doesnt sound like someone who is gay.

Most people in sports do not want to be outed as gay, coaches as well, because no one wants to play for a gay coach.  Plenty of closet homosexuals have lead normal lives with wives and children, nothing new here.



Since: Mar 25, 2009
Posted on: January 25, 2012 11:15 pm
 

Third accuser admits to lying about Bernie Fine

This whole stupid scoring system is one of the reasons I spend less and less time here. They even downgrade you when you make several comments on the same thread. Yeah ... that's encouraging more discussion.

Just to clarify the accusations of me ranting, rintintim hit it on the head by calling this a discussion.  I had a hour to blow at work so I felt it was worth discussing when a man has been drug through the mud by the media for a crime that never had any legitamite or credible evidence to back up the accusations.  Obviously our friend "Mr. Easily Offended," feels he should be able to cast an accusation without any evidence, and not have to actually respond with a decent answer when his "opinion" is questioned.  Instead he attacks me personally.  You talk about me being a hypocrite for questioning your opinion, yet you turn around and attack me personally instead of responding with reasoning as to why you believe this man is guilty.  I am still waiting for a reasonable answer other than a rant about how I type, and whether I type the word sexual instead of using bleeps like I have no sack.   



Since: Mar 25, 2009
Posted on: January 25, 2012 10:46 pm
 

Third accuser admits to lying about Bernie Fine

Ah, RinTin, coming to the defense of those that cannot, how noble of you. If you really can read, then you'll see that my posts do not ramble on and on and on like Mr. Eagle, those are truly rants. If you can't tell the difference, then I feel sorry for you. Good luck.

Yet you had to post my name in two different posts before i could even respond to the first.  So i would say you are starting to in fact "rant."   Dont worry though, I enjoy knowing I got under your skin.



Since: Mar 25, 2009
Posted on: January 25, 2012 10:41 pm
 

Third accuser admits to lying about Bernie Fine

USMEAGLE, your hypocrisy is amazing. Here you cry and whine about not being able to post what you want on this board, yet you attack me for saying what I believe. That is purely my opinion, yet you want to rant and rave about it like I have no right to it. Get a life, you tool.

You obviously cannot read, I asked you to provide me evidence.  You "believed" there was evidence that would convict him when there is not.  Not to mention the statute of limitations has ran out on both of these accusations.  Anyone who has followed this story knows that.  The evidence that you claim there is a shady phone conversation that proves nothing and doesnt even hint at the word molestation.  I called your "opinion" blind because you claim facts exist that in fact do not.  So please grow a pair and do not take it personal when I am right.   Also i never "whined" nor "cried" about not being able to post whatever i want.  I remember specifically saying that i do not care what CBS rates my posts, it will not change my opinion, nor stop me from posting.  Once again, you obviously cannot read.

BTW, you are throwing a lot of s**ual terms in all your posts, and I know for a fact that CBS will flag those.

That is somewhat odd since i have not been flagged once, but I do have 19 comment ratings off of this thread so i would guess someone agrees with my opinion.  By the way, this case revolves around sex you idiot, how is anyone suppose to have a discussion without using sexual terms?  I think it is hilarious you actually bleeped out the word sexual.  Grow a pair so you wont be so easily offended by sexual terms (and when i am right Wink).

Also, are you aware that the English language does support the use of sentences, capitalization and punctuation? In my opinion, that alone should get you a negative rating.

Oh Lord, here come the grammar police again.  Well "Mr. Easily Offended," I made sure to properly capitalize my words and punctuate my sentences just so you will not be offended.  Once again, grow a pair.



 


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