Fine Living 'No Good Deed Goes Unpunished'

Fine Living 'No Good Deed Goes Unpunished'

The harshest lesson for a do-gooder to accept is that the very people he/she assists are the very people most likely to harm the do-gooder.

It’s my suspicion that Bernie Fine, the former Syracuse basketball assistant, spent the past year reflecting on the cliché that “no good deed goes unpunished.”


Fine lost his job, his good name and the life he knew for three decades because two men he helped when they were kids and young adults seized what they thought would be their opportunity to exact revenge from Fine for cutting off his assistance.


It’s not difficult to understand what happened to Bernie Fine, who was under federal investigation for child molestation the past year, thanks primarily to the childish, overzealous, gossipy reporting of ESPN’s Mark Schwarz.

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