SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The phone call that first aired on ESPN between Bobby Davis and Fine's wife, Laurie, has led to much of the fallout over the past few days, including Bernie Fine's firing.
If the tape is legitimate, it provides evidence that Laurie Fine knew about the abuse.
Davis claims that tape was made during a single phone conversation with Laurie back in 2002. But Fine's nephew, Matt Govendo, told CNN that 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.
Govendo said his aunt would have more to say publicly about the tapes, but she hasn’t so far, even as CNN came to the door.
We sent our reporter, Kat De Maria, to the Fine home Tuesday. She knocked on the door, with no reply and no sign of any kind of statement forthcoming from Mrs. Fine.