Syracuse: Audiotape wasn't given to school in '05
In this Nov. 14, 2011, photo, Syracuse basketball assistant coach Bernie Fine watches a college basketball game against Manhattan in the NIT Season Tip-Off in Syracuse, N.Y. / AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli, File
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Syracuse University Chancellor Nancy Cantor says an audiotape that has surfaced in the Bernie Fine case wasn't provided to the school during its investigation six years ago. Meanwhile, the U.S. Attorney in upstate New York and the U.S. Secret Service are now involved in the investigation into Fine, CBS News has learned.
ESPN aired a tape Sunday that Bobby Davis says he recorded in October 2002 during a telephone conversation with Laurie Fine, the basketball coach's wife.
On the tape, Davis is heard repeatedly asking the woman about her husband's alleged molestation of Davis when he was a ball boy for the Syracuse men's basketball team.
The woman is heard saying she knew "everything that went on" and that "Bernie has issues."
Bernie Fine, a longtime assistant on coach Jim Boeheim's staff, was fired by the university Sunday. He has denied any wrongdoing.
In an email sent out Sunday, Cantor said the taped phone call was never given to university officials investigating the allegations back in 2005.
The feds' involvement in the case indicates that the sex abuse allegations have raised issues that federal laws have been violated, possibly concerning the bringing of children across state lines with the intention to commit a crime. The Syracuse police department and Onondaga District Attorney's office are also involved in the probe.
The U.S. Secret Service is lending its electronic and forensic computer expertise to the investigation. The federal agency is also routinely tapped for investigations into missing and exploited children.
A federal source told CBS News "this investigation is evolving so quickly."
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