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Police probe of Syracuse assistant to take weeks

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Syracuse Police say it will take several weeks to investigate allegations by two former ball boys who said they were molested more than 25 years ago by a Syracuse University assistant basketball coach.

Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick's office is also investigating the allegations lodged against Bernie Fine. Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner says Monday that police will not release information on the investigation "in piecemeal fashion."

Fine has been placed on paid administrative leave by the university. In his 36th season as an assistant to Hall of Fame coach Jim Boeheim, Fine has called the charges "patently false," asked for a quick review, and expressed confidence he would be vindicated.

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By JOHN KEKIS

AP Sports Writer

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