Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Duke Lacrosse Players and Duke

Wonder how much the players are getting out of the school? I wonder how much the school is punishing the faculty who slandered the players. Of course they must have been right to condemn the players even if the facts didn't support their contention and the case was thrown out.
The university reached an undisclosed financial settlement with three former lacrosse players falsely accused of rape, the school said Monday.

"We welcomed their exoneration and deeply regret the difficult year they and their families have had to endure," the school said in a statement. "These young men and their families have been the subject of intense scrutiny that has taken a heavy toll."

The players' families racked up millions of dollars of legal bills in their defense, and appear likely to file a civil lawsuit against Nifong.

Duke said it reached a private agreement with each former student after determining "it is in the best interests of the Duke community to eliminate the possibility of future litigation and move forward." Earlier this month, Duke said it had reached an undisclosed financial settlement with Pressler, who is now the coach at Division II Bryant University in Rhode Island.

The players said in a joint statement, also released by the school, they hoped the agreement would "begin to bring the Duke family back together again."

"The events of the last year tore the Duke community apart, and forcibly separated us from the university we love," they said. "We were the victims of a rogue prosecutor concerned only with winning an election, and others determined to railroad three Duke lacrosse players and to diminish the reputation of Duke University."

Funny, no mention of the jackasses in the faculty.

Personally, I'd be suing everyone of the profs that signed the condemnation of the players.

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