Attorney Gloria Allred criticizes report on 2005 investigation

first_imgUPDATED: June 9, 2012, 10:50 p.m. ESTAttorney Gloria Allred issued a statement Monday afternoon criticizing the report published by Syracuse University’s Board of Trustees regarding SU’s 2005 investigation into allegations against former associate men’s basketball coach Bernie Fine.Her nine-page account touches on 13 distinct criticisms of the report, produced by a special committee of the Board of Trustees, and asserts that overall it “is a complete whitewash” and “raises more questions than it answers.”Allred represents Bobby Davis and Mike Lang, former ball boys for the men’s basketball team, who allege they were sexually abused by Fine.Fine, who was fired by SU on Nov. 27, has denied all wrongdoing and has not been charged.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSome of Allred’s criticisms include SU’s decision to approach the allegations as a human resources issue and the choice to have its regular counsel –– the law firm Bond, Schoeneck & King –– conduct an unbiased investigation into the allegations in 2005.She is also critical of the report’s statement that there was no effort to cover up the allegations, because it acknowledges that the Board of Trustees and law enforcement should have been contacted.“This conclusion does not pass ‘the laugh test’ and appears to us to be preposterous on its face,” Allred wrote in the statement.At several points, the attorney’s statement questions why Davis’ allegation that Fine’s wife, Laurie, had sex with players on the SU basketball team was never explored further in the report.But most of all, she said, the report suffers from the same deficiencies as SU’s 2005 investigation: It is not completely transparent and does not contain critical analysis.Said Allred: “Syracuse University should be fully transparent and address these issues honestly even though it may be embarrassed to do so, rather than attempting to create a new paper trail in hopes of protecting itself against future lawsuits and public criticism by the Syracuse community.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on July 9, 2012 at 10:07 pm Contact Dylan: | @dylan_segelbaumlast_img read more

Venue for Tipp league quarter final to be decided today

first_imgThe Premier County booked their place in the final 8 with a 2-27 to 2-15 win over Cork in Semple Stadium yesterday. The venue for the clash with the Banner will be decided by the toss of a coin and confirmed by the GAA’s CCCC this afternoon.Speaking to Tipp FM following his side’s win over the Rebels, Tipp Manager Michael Ryan says they are already looking forward to the match against their neighbours.last_img

Falode Says LaLiga/NWFL MoU Timely for Growth of Female Football Â

first_imgNigeria Women Football League (NWFL) Chairperson, Aisha Falode, has described as a new dawn in women football development the recent endorsed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the women football governing body and the Sports Association of the National Spanish Football Competition, LaLiga de Futbol Professional (La Liga).The agreement between the two league bodies is aimed at promoting gender equality in sports through integration of women in football while encouraging access to sports management, education and the development of CSR activities.Falode said the strategic alliance and partnership with the world renowned league (La Liga) was timely as it is expected  to speed up the growth of the game in the country.“This is a very timely and important development for the NWFL and Nigeria women football as a whole. A strategic alliance and partnership with LaLiga recognised as the world’s best league is definitely a good step forward and in the right direction towards the growth and development of the women game in Nigeria.“It’s a new dawn for women football in Nigeria, this is just the beginning of greater things to come for the NWFL as better days are fast approaching.“With the long string of success of our women’s national teams in international competitions and their dominating status on the African continent (an achievement that is firmly rooted in the depth, quality and management of nation’s women league) this partnership will help us bridge the gap with the development of the game in the western world,” said Falode.The LaLiga Women Football Director, Martina Olivas said the partnership with the NWFL was a firm demonstration of the La Liga commitment towards lending a helping hand to women’s leagues across the globe to achieve their set goals.“In LaLiga, we have a firm commitment to supporting the development of women football not only in Spain but also internationally as evidenced by agreements just like this one.“We understand the growing strength of women football globally and we believe that this partnership will bring great benefits to both parties.“A particular notable aspect of the partnership will include the exchange of football knowledge and experience between both parties. LaLiga will facilitate the development of television commercials for the women football division in Nigeria,” stressed Olivas.LaLiga delegate in Nigeria, Javier Rio said the partnership was an affirmation of the office in Nigeria to encourage the development of the game in the country.“This is a very important agreement for LaLiga and its office in Nigeria as it helps us to reaffirm our commitment on the development of football in the country.“Women’s football in Nigeria is already a benchmark in Africa and internationally and we are pleased to be able to collaborate with a league that has this much potential.“The MoU primarily borders around the sustainable development and growth of women’s football in Nigeria,” said Rio.The kernel of the partnership will see NWFL and LaLiga participate in the sustainable growth and development of women´s football in Nigeria and Spain. The MoU will facilitate the establishment of channels of communication that permit the creation and exchange of information as well as technical, financial and institutional collaboration.The parties shall make its best efforts to exchange knowledge through the organisation of   workshops, meetings, visits, conferences, etc. on different management areas: League and club’s organisation and management; Commercial and TV development on women´s football; Labour relations and professionalization among other areas mutually beneficial to both parties.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more