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It has been 10 days since the allegations and investigation into Bernie Fine became public. And a lot has happened in that short time. Our Katie Gibas gives us a timeline of what led up to SU's decision to terminate Fine Sunday night.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Allegations of child molestation by Bernie Fine stem back to the 1980s, when Bobby Davis becomes a ball boy for the Syracuse University Basketball team. Davis says Fine molests him from the early 1980s until 2000.

In 2002, Davis takes his allegations to the Syracuse Police, but he's told the statute of limitations has run out, which prevents a police investigation.

Davis also claims to have made a secret telephone recording with Fine's wife. He does not give the tape to police. He takes his claims to the Post-Standard. They don't publish anything because they can't find anyone to corroborate his story.

In 2005, Davis takes his allegations to Syracuse University. They hire an outside firm to conduct an investigation that lasts four months. At this point, they cannot find any evidence to back up Davis' story. The University says they did not have the tape recording with Fine's wife.

Fast forward to about two weeks ago. On November 17th, ESPN publishes the allegations, now with support from Mike Lang, Davis' step brother, who also claims to have been abused by Fine.

SU Basketball Coach Jim Boeheim releases a statement saying the allegations are all a bunch of lies.

Less than three hours after the report is published, SU puts Bernie Fine on administrative Leave. The tape recording with Fine's wife is given to Syracuse police. The next day, Fine releases a statement denying any wrong doing.

Then, on Wednesday, November 23rd, a third victim comes forward. Zach Tomaselli meets with Syracuse Police in Albany to give a written statement, alleging that Fine molested him in 2002 when he was 13-years-old.

On Friday, November 25th, Syracuse Police, New York State Troopers and Police Secret Service assist the U.S. Attorney's Office in executing a search warrant at Bernie Fine's DeWitt home. Three filing cabinets are confiscated.

The morning of Sunday, November 27th, portions of the secret recordings with Fine's wife are aired for the first time. Less than 12 hours later, Syracuse University announces they've fired Bernie Fine. Slightly after, Boeheim releases another statement, recanting his previous support of his longtime assistant.

Now the U.S. Secret Service under the direction of the U.S. Attorney's Office is leading the investigation into the allegations against Fine. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP