Prepare yourselves for one of the stranger, more sordid rumors you'll hear all year...
Laurie Fine is the wife of Bernie Fine, the Syracuse assistant basketball coach who was fired last week in the wake of allegations by three former ballplayers that he sexually assaulted them at various times during his 36 years on staff at the university.
The most damning piece of evidence against Bernie is a phone conversation recorded by accuser Bobby Davis in 2003. In it, Laurie appears to acknowledge her husband's despicable behavior, telling Davis:
"I know everything that went on... Bernie has issues, maybe that he's not aware of, but he has issues... you're better off just staying away from him."