Jun 11, 2013, 10:25 PM EDT
According to a report citing court documents, former Syracuse assistant coach Bernie Fine is suing ESPN for $11 million.
The report, which comes from CNYCentral.com, also says the case removes the reporter and producer at ESPN that worked on the story involving former Orange ball boy Bobby Davis, who came forward with claims that he and another man, Mike Lang, were molested by Fine as children while they were around the program.
The initial hearing in the case is set for July 18 in front of a United States Magistrate Judge in New York. ESPN is the only defendant in the case.
Fine initially claimed defamation in November of 2011 after ESPN reported their original findings. Fine was fired shortly afterward by Syracuse Chancellor Nancy Cantor. Fine had been involved in the Orange men’s basketball program since 1963, when he was a student manager.
After the two individuals’ stories were found to be made up, the charges against Fine were dropped.
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