Buried within a horribly written article, Gregg Doyel at CBS Sports makes some excellent points, including a strong case for the the immediate firing of Jim Boeheim.
First, he says that Boeheim must be fired immediately, but it's not for defending his long time coach and friend:
"That's wonderful. That's loyalty. That's allowed. Good for you, Jim Boeheim. That's being a good friend."
I think many people would agree that if Boeheim went (horribly) wrong, it's when he called the accusers "liars" and said they were just "trying to get money."
But Doyel takes the wording from Boeheim's apology to point out why his original comments were so harmful:
"I deeply regret any statements I made that might have inhibited that from occurring or been insensitive to victims of abuse."
Too late. He should have thought about it on Nov. 18. Boeheim is the most powerful, most popular man in Syracuse. And for that guy, in that town, to ridicule Fine's accusers as liars and opportunists -- as deceitful frauds looking to make a quick buck -- Boeheim laid down a very public gantlet to anyone else who might have been interested in telling the police they were molested by Fine:
Come after Fine, and you're crossing me.
It is an excellent point. I want to say Doyel is wrong, but I don't know if I can.