SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A day after a recorded telephone conversation was released between Bernie Fine's wife and one of his alleged victims, Laurie Fine says that tape was tampered with.
CNN is reporting that Laurie Fine will make a statement Tuesday challenging the implications of the tape. Bobby Davis, who claims Bernie Fine sexually abused him when he was a teen, claims to have made the recording during a single phone conversation back in 2002.
One the tape, you hear a woman ESPN has identified as Fine's wife say she knew "everything that went on" with her husband and Davis. But her nephew, Matt Govendo, told CNN that Davis taped conversations with Laurie Fine on multiple occasions and then edited the recordings to make them appear more inflammatory.
Govendo told CNN Davis then threatened to release the audio recordings because the Fines had cut off support to him.
Less than 24 hours after the disputed tape was released, Syracuse University fired Bernie Fine from his long-time position on the SU bench. We spoke with a number of Syracuse University students to get their reaction.
Several students said, since they were all on Thanksgiving break last week, they didn't know enough about what has transpired in the last seven days to have an appropriate response. However life on campus hasn't changed much. Most people say they haven't experienced anything like what Penn State did after similar allegations came out surrounding assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
"Just kind of disappointing to see that it moved over here that it's us too. It's kind of just, I don't know. It makes me feel a little sad. But I think we'll be okay," said Tressa Kelly, an SU sophomore.
Laurie Fine answers the door for CNN:
CNY/NNY/S. Tier: Fine's wife says tape was tampered with
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