Fine has fourth accuser

Syracuse Orange assistant coach Bernie Fine watches from the sidelines as the team takes on the...

Syracuse Orange assistant coach Bernie Fine watches from the sidelines as the team takes on the Connecticut Huskies at Madison Square Garden in New York, N.Y., March 12, 2009. (JIM McISAAC/Getty Images/AFP)

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A fourth man has come forward to publicly accuse former Syracuse associate head coach Bernie Fine of molestation, the Syracuse Post-Standard reports.

Floyd VanHooser, a 56-year-old man currently in jail for burglary, told authorities Fine sexually abused him in 1969.

Speaking from prison, VanHooser said Fine took him in as a 14-year-old orphan and began molesting him. He said the abused occurred before Fine was hired at Syracuse.

Fine was dismissed Nov. 28 from Syracuse days after a report of sexual-abuse allegations.


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