Monday, November 28, 2011

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim should be fired!

Or should Jim Boeheim not be fired?

What was his role in the crimes committed against young boys?

Was it his responsibility to know what was going on in the home and the basement of his assistant coach Bernie Fine? And could he reasonably have been expected to?

Or are pedophiles some of the most insidious perpetrators of crime not simply because of the heinous nature of the act, the age and vulnerability of the victims and because of the emotional scars and emotional debris that they leave in their path.

It is because these criminals are often the least assuming and least obvious types of people that anyone would suspect would be doing what it is that they are doing! This is how they attract their victims.

It could reasonably be assumed that Jim Boeheim did not know what was going on in the basement of his longtime friend and partner on the hardwood, Bernie Fine.


Original Jim Boeheim statment when the allegations were first made:

"This matter was fully investigated by the university in 2005 and it was determined that the allegations were unfounded. I have known Bernie Fine for more than 40 years. I have never seen or witnessed anything to suggest that he would been involved in any of the activities alleged. Had I seen or suspected anything, I would have taken action. Bernie has my full support."

Jim Boeheim statement yesterday:

"The allegations that have come forth today are disturbing and deeply troubling. I am personally very shocked because I have never witnessed any of the activities that have been alleged. I believe the university took the appropriate step tonight. What is most important is that this matter be fully investigated and that anyone with information be supported to come forward so that the truth can be found. I deeply regret any statements I made that might have inhibited that from occurring or been insensitive to victims of abuse."


But it is Jim Boeheim's job to protect the kids in his charge. If not before the crime or while the crimes are being committed, at the very least after the allegations have been made.

Say nothing but don't come out in full support of a man in reality you knew nothing about.

Because that is what pedophiles do. They disarm and deflect any reasonable thought that they could commit the atrocities against children that they do.

Jim Boeheim said that in 40 years he had "never seen or witnessed anything to suggest that he would been involved in any of the activities alleged."

I certainly hope not as that would make him culpable and criminally liable as well.

But at the end of the day it is Jim Boeheim's job to be the protector of kids who are in his charge and not the defender of an employee of his who may or may not have done what it was that he was accused of doing.

The coach is now tainted, the basketball program is now tainted and Syracuse University, like Penn State before it, is now tainted.

All things being equal if two coaches came recruiting your kid and one was Jim Boeheim and one was Mike Krzyzewski, where would you want him to go?

I am no Syracuse fan but for the good of the school Jim Boeheim must go!

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