Prospective Kansas State student claims former Syracuse basketball assistant Bernie Fine abused him

  • Zach Tomaselli says he is a victim of Bernie Fine’s, and he’s facing his own allegations of abuse.

The Kansas State Collegian is reporting that a man hoping to start attending the university next fall is claiming that former Syracuse assistant men’s basketball coach Bernie Fine abused him in a hotel room in Pittsburgh in 2002.

Zach Tomaselli, 23, told the student paper that he met Fine during an autograph session at the school, and Tomaselli’s father struck up a conversation with the assistant coach in January 2002. Later that month, Tomaselli claims his father arranged for him to go with Fine on a road trip to Pittsburgh for a game. He says the abuse took place in the hotel room he shared with Fine. Tomaselli also says his father, Fred, had begun sexually abusing him before the alleged Fine abuse took place.

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