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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: Jan 21, 2012
Posted on: January 21, 2012 2:02 pm
 

Third accuser admits to lying about Bernie Fine

This stuff is too messed up.  On a brighter note http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAhj_tamlEU





Since: Jan 21, 2012
Posted on: January 21, 2012 1:58 pm
 

Third accuser admits to lying about Bernie Fine

Bernie Fine should get to cornhole both of them for lying.



Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: January 21, 2012 1:39 pm
 

Third accuser admits to lying about Bernie Fine

Fine does have a case against Syracuse, they should have been more careful to make sure Fine was guilty instead of dumping him for PR purposes. The only piece of evidence left that people keep using to insist that he is guilty is that phone call conversation between the other accuser and Fine's wife, and that is not nearly as damning as many people seem to think it is. If you read about that phone call a little more carefully you learn that Fine's wife by her own admission had sex with that accuser. That makes her about as credible as a member of the KKK serving as a witness in the trial of someone accused of a hate crime against a black person. 



Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: January 21, 2012 1:35 pm
 

Third accuser admits to lying about Bernie Fine

When accusers LIE, it puts into question EVERY REAL victim in ANY case!!  I think falsifying THIS kind of accusation should be some sort of punishment!!




Since: Sep 28, 2008
Posted on: January 21, 2012 12:01 pm
 

Third accuser admits to lying about Bernie Fine

I would be willing to bet Fine is not offered a head coaching position by any other institution at any level.
Not that he was ever offered one in the first place...



Since: Jan 17, 2012
Posted on: January 21, 2012 11:58 am
 

Third accuser admits to lying about Bernie Fine

I disagree entirely that Fine has a case against Syracuse.  The original accuser, whom if I remember correctly, is the one that Fine's wife backs up is plenty enough reason for a top flight university to fire an assistant basketball coach.  I would be willing to bet Fine is not offered a head coaching position by any other institution at any level.  Paterno has a way better case against PSU.  On that note, I agree with the analysis of former PSU stand out LB, Lavar Arrington, "No more, 'We are . . .' until the heads of the board are replaced."  I'll just root for Big Blue in the Big 10 until then. . .or maybe permanently.  Here's to a great day of college basketball!



Since: Apr 2, 2010
Posted on: January 21, 2012 11:48 am
 

Third accuser admits to lying about Bernie Fine

As usual..there is a huge difference between what people may know and what can be proven. Fine did something..unless his wife is lying too????????????? All this will do is make it next to impossible for Fine to be held accountable for what did happen....reasonable doubt has been created for him. Its no wonder that the case was never prosecuted before...none of the victims or witnesses have any credibility. I think Fine may have a HUGE wrongful termination case against the school.

 




Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: January 21, 2012 11:15 am
 

Third accuser admits to lying about Bernie Fine

well these little liars got the guy fired. apparently he did simething to made them mad at him. one thing for sure , none of thecuse fans care anything about this. they are winning all their games.boheim made a mis take in saying anything to act like his friendship was more importantthan the creeepy stuff.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: January 21, 2012 11:08 am
 

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. I am disgusted that guys would lie about crap like this because it lends more credit to the guy that probably is guilty of molesting boys. Why in hell would ball boys travel to away games with a team? It is an injustice that the statute of limitations has expired for the alleged crimes on the first two alleged victims that prosecutors have said charges would be filed if the statute had not expired. A new legislation should be passed to lift this staute and make it longer. It shoud be called the Bernie Fine SOB law.



Since: Sep 28, 2008
Posted on: January 21, 2012 11:08 am
 

Third accuser admits to lying about Bernie Fine

Those who call for Boeheims resignation (fewer and fewer now) do so either to simply get a rise out of people or because they are ignorant of the facts (such as Gregg Doyle, I find his position and continued stance on that position truly ignorant)
You know, for the kind of stuff Doyel says on this site, in the way he writes articles, I REALLY don't undetstand how he still has a job. Any professional who writes the way Doyel does, and posts comments on the boards the way Doyel does, normally wouldn't have a job. 

His job is to write an article about spors news. Not bash everything and look like a complete dink in front of everybody (not just message board posters) who use this site. CBS should be embarrassed. 


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