- No sexual abuse expert was called in to help.
- Lawyers didn't talk to two people who Davis said might have been potential abuse victims.
Still, Allred blasted the conclusion that the 2005 study was undertaken in good faith.
''The report by the so-called Special Committee of the Board of Trustees suffers from the same deficiencies that corrupted the University's 2005 so-called investigation of Bobby Davis' allegations: a complete lack of transparency or fully critical analysis,'' Allred said.
There was no immediate response from the university, and the law firm that prepared the report declined to comment.
Among other things, Allred said:
- The report failed to fault the university staff interviewed in 2005 but didn't report the allegations to the chancellor or the board of trustees.
- Witnesses were interviewed in the presence of the university's litigation lawyers at DeBevoise & Plimpton, the firm that's defending Davis' defamation suit against Syracuse and head coach Jim Boeheim.
- The report should have been suspicious of Bond, Schoeneck & King allowing Fine to change his witness statement in 2005. Notes from the interview show that Davis may have stayed alone in Fine's hotel room occasionally, but that information was not included in the final 2005 report.