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    ESPN's role in Bernie Fine Case

    Miller & Deace talking about how they sat on this audio tape for 8 years. Shouldn't they be held to the same moral standard as JoPa, who they berated over and over? Does someone need fired for this? If so, who?



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    Re: ESPN's role in Bernie Fine Case

    Yes, they absolutely should be held to the same standard. Not reporting this potential abuse is absurd.



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    Re: ESPN's role in Bernie Fine Case

    What?! I guess I'm new to the story and I had no idea they had it for so long. They are definitely culpable in the same way as Paterno.



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    Re: ESPN's role in Bernie Fine Case

    They said they didn't want to report it with just one guys side of the story. It wasn't until recently (after the PSU scandal) that others stepped forward.

    At PSu they had coaches that actually witnessed it as well as mothers calling the administration.



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    Re: ESPN's role in Bernie Fine Case

    Quote Originally Posted by Yes13 View Post
    They said they didn't want to report it with just one guys side of the story. It wasn't until recently (after the PSU scandal) that others stepped forward.

    At PSu they had coaches that actually witnessed it as well as mothers calling the administration.
    The point is... had they turned that over to the proper authorities an investigation could have started years ago and potentially saved kids from a sexual predator. Instead they did nothing.



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    Re: ESPN's role in Bernie Fine Case

    Quote Originally Posted by Yes13 View Post
    They said they didn't want to report it with just one guys side of the story. It wasn't until recently (after the PSU scandal) that others stepped forward.

    At PSu they had coaches that actually witnessed it as well as mothers calling the administration.
    Why should this matter. The "one guy" was the victim. There has to be other victims come forward before they turn it over?



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    Re: ESPN's role in Bernie Fine Case

    While I agree that ESPN is culpable, it was hard for me to listen to Deace and Miller when they can't even get the name of the parties correct. They kept referring to the ESPN reporter as "Schultz". This isn't Hogan's Heroes and if you are going to condemn and pass judgement from your high and mighty pulpit, let's at least get the names correct.

    MARK SCHWARZ, not Schultz. He's been a repoter at ESPN for MANY years. Laughable that these two are to be taken seriously. Stick with religion and politics Steve. Miller, just keep milking your black and gold website to put bread on your table. I was sorry my car radio was on KXNO and heard these two morons throw stones.

    Glad they will be history yet again very soon....



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    Re: ESPN's role in Bernie Fine Case

    They claimed that they could not decipher who was in the phone convo...but now they can?


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    Re: ESPN's role in Bernie Fine Case

    Quote Originally Posted by ccyclonepower25 View Post
    Why should this matter. The "one guy" was the victim. There has to be other victims come forward before they turn it over?
    IF the guy was willing to tell ESPN his story 8 years ago, why didn't he also tell the cops?



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    Re: ESPN's role in Bernie Fine Case

    I'm pretty sure it did get turned over to the authorities, they didn't do anything, just like the PSU case.



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    Re: ESPN's role in Bernie Fine Case

    Quote Originally Posted by Yes13 View Post
    They said they didn't want to report it with just one guys side of the story. It wasn't until recently (after the PSU scandal) that others stepped forward.

    At PSu they had coaches that actually witnessed it as well as mothers calling the administration.
    Pretty sure it isn't their "call" whether or not there is enough evidence. If it's one guys side of a story and it isn't substantiated the PROSECUTORS probably won't pursue it. But that is a decision you let PROSECUTORS make, not you. I can see deciding not to air it, but there is no defense for not turning it over to law enforcement.



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    Re: ESPN's role in Bernie Fine Case

    Except he had a taped telephone conversation with the wife of Fine. I mean cmon. I know it is this guys word, but they should have turned it over to the authorities.

    Personally I think it speaks to the power of college athletics. The only conceivable reason I can see to not turn this over is because it would anger Syracuse, and the coach, which would make ESPN look bad, and get in the way of future opportunities.

    I think they are to be held responsible as well, somehow.



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    Re: ESPN's role in Bernie Fine Case

    Quote Originally Posted by Yes13 View Post
    I'm pretty sure it did get turned over to the authorities, they didn't do anything, just like the PSU case.
    If that is the case then that is pathetic. The systematic failures of literally every person in a position of authority is amazing in both the Syracuse and Penn State cases. University officials, coaches, and even the police. Epic Failures.



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    Re: ESPN's role in Bernie Fine Case

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    IF the guy was willing to tell ESPN his story 8 years ago, why didn't he also tell the cops?

    From what I understand the guy didnt tell espn the story ESPN had access to the phone recording where the coaches wife basically admitted that the coach had molested the kid.


    I hate ESPN, I hope they get in deep ****.


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    Re: ESPN's role in Bernie Fine Case

    Also he did tell the cops, and they didn't believe him. I will also add that fine may not get in trouble with the law over this, statute of limitations is 6 years (that may be in just Iowa). Just throwing this possibility out there.



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