In a fairly quiet note last week, the investigation into accusations by two former Syracuse University ball boys against former assistant coach Bernie Fine was dropped, without any charges being filed. Coming on the heels of the Jerry Sandusky case, this seemingly similar case got lots of national media attention in the US when the accusations were first made, but “after claiming to interviewing 130 witnesses and sorting through 100,000 pages of documents”, authorities could find no evidence to bring charges.
Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! Sports has a write up of the need for more careful consideration by the media, and I’ve also written up more of an opinion piece on my own blog questioning what we can, and should, do about the temptation to falsely accuse someone. I welcome your suggestions in the comments over there.