SYRACUSE, NY - NOVEMBER 19: Head coach of the Syracuse Orange, Jim Boeheim talking during the press conference after the game against the Colgate Raiders at the Carrier Dome on November 19, 2011 in Syracuse, New York. (Photo by Nate Shron/Getty Images)
Let there be no mistake where Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick stands right now in terms of the allegations brought forth by and Mike Lang against Bernie Fine and how the Syracuse Police handled it in 2002, 2005 and 2011.
"It makes me very, very suspicious about how this came to be from the Syracuse Police Department" Fitzpatrick said of Roach's statement. "It makes me even more determined to make sure that I get their files to stop any further efforts by them to cover this thing up."
Of course, depending on what's uncovered, he might not like the sound of every detail.
Finally, we're starting to learn some details about what happened in 2002, courtesy of Bobby Davis’s ex-girlfriend, Danielle Roach.
Roach told The Post-Standard today that she contacted Syracuse police detective Doug Fox in 2002 in regard to the abuse.
Davis told the Post-Standard in 2002 that he contacted Fox while in Utah and the two had a 3-5 minute conversation about the allegations, all-the-while dancing around the name of the alleged abuser, but never actually saying it.
Fox reportedly told Davis, "We really can’t do anything for you...you’re too old now."
Roach then claims to have left a message with First Chief Assistant District Attorney Rick Trunfio, a message that was never returned. That's something that DA Fitzpatrick seems to have a hard time wrapping his head around.
"That's not possible," Fitzpatrick said of her claim that Trunfio didn't return phone calls alleging child sexual abuse. "If she had left a message alleging sexual misconduct on the part of any individual, whether it was Joe Blow or Bernie Fine or anybody in the world, there’s not a chance in the world that Rick Trunfio wouldn’t have returned that phone call. He’s famous for returning phone calls."
Maybe someone should subpoena the District Attorney's office, hmm?
According to the Post-Standard article, Syracuse police interviewed Roach twice on Thursday, one time with Davis.
And down the rabbit hole we all go...