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The latest in the Bernie Fine investigation raises questions over a telephone conversation recorded by one of his alleged victims. Bobby Davis claims he and his stepbrother were sexually abused by Fine when they served as ball boys for the SU team as teenagers. This weekend, a recording of a conversation between Davis and Fine's wife Laurie Fine was made public. It seems to provide evidence that she knew about the abuse. Our Katie Gibas has been following the story and has more.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- We went to the Fine's house and knocked several times, but no one answered.

CNN is reporting that someone claiming to be Fine's nephew says the woman on the tape is Laurie Fine, but that the tapes were doctored.

At one point the woman on the tape is heard saying she knew "everything that went on" with her husband and Davis. She goes on to say her husband has "issues."

Davis claims that tape was made during a single phone conversation with Laurie Fine back in 2002. But the person claiming to be Fine's nephew, Matt Govendo, tells CNN the tapes were tampered with. He claims Davis taped conversations with Laurie Fine on multiple occasions and then edited them together to make them appear more inflammatory.

Again, we went to the Fine's home Monday night, but no one answered the door for comment. But Laurie Fine herself did answer the door earlier in the day for CNN.

Bernie Fine was fired from Syracuse University about 12 hours after the audio recording was released.

We also reached out to Matt Govendo, but he has not returned our calls for comment.

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