Zach Tomaselli, who accused former Syracuse assistant coach Bernie Fine of sexual abuse, admitted Friday that he has been lying for months, according to CNY Central.
"It has become a burden of a lie and I am sick of it,” Tomaselli told CNY Central. “Bobby Davis told me what to tell detectives and it pretty much took off from there. The evidence that supports me is just pure luck, not real evidence. I made the ENTIRE thing up. I have never met Bernie in my life.
"It was a game to me. It was fun trying to make this story come alive. I was told by [former Syracuse ball boy] Bobby Davis what kind of porn Bernie likes. So I would add we were watching lesbian porn and going on and on. But, it didn't pan out because of my school records, there was a hole I didn't fill.
"I NEVER met Bernie fine or went to an autograph session. I sat in the nosebleeds at the Pitt game at the dome in 03 but that is it. I lied."
As for why he lied for so long, Tomaselli wrote to CNY Central: "I don't have feelings most of the time. I just hate people without caring."
Tomaselli said his lie was motivated by a deep dislike for the Syracuse Orange because they beat his favorite Kansas Jayhawks in the 2003 championship game, according to CNY Central. Fine was fired by Syracuse in November amid the allegations of Tomaselli and Davis, who also accused Fine of sexual abuse.