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It is becoming increasingly evident that members of the Duke lacrosse team will not be charged with the sexual assault of a 27 year old stripper on March 13.

On Monday, attorneys representing the athletes said that the DNA testing conducted on 63 of the 64 members of the team failed to connect any of them with the rape or beating of the woman.

This is not good.

It is obviously an awful thing whenever a woman is raped, but at least it seemed like the scumbags who did it were going to get theirs. Now that it appears her story was at least fabricated and maybe completely false, you have to wonder what happens now.

How could someone make up such a terrible story? A whole country got behind this woman in an attempt to show that we wouldn’t let some rich, trust fund snobs get away with brutalizing a woman. Racial tensions in Durham have escalated to the point where people’s lives are in danger.

All of this over a lie.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m sure the portrayal of the team members is completely accurate. They are a bunch of brats from wealthy families that think they are god’s gift to the world and can do whatever they want. The e-mail that one kid sent was disgusting. The way they acted during this whole ordeal was tasteless.

The school was right in pressuring the head coach to resign and for canceling the rest of the season because that was the correct way to handle the allegations against the team.

But right now, at least, it looks like a lot of people deserve an apology.

No matter how hard it is to give.

Defense attorneys: DNA testing finds no match in Duke lacrosse case - Yahoo
DNA tests come back negative for Duke players accused of rape – Ryan’s Realm

2 comments:

chezDiva 12:18 PM, April 11, 2006  

"The school was right in pressuring the head coach to resign and for canceling the rest of the season because that was the correct way to handle the allegations against the team."

I don't think they should have pressured the head coach to resign or cancel the rest of the season. Certainly the rape charges were serious but there was NO proof. Whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty? The resignation and season cancellation were forced by public opinion that as it may turn out was spurred by a lie.

Only three Lacrosse Players were allegedly involved but in the end 63 innocent players have suffered as has their families, the coach, the school, the community and all for what? A lie? How can that possibly be fair?

Dan McGowan 12:24 PM, April 11, 2006  

I think pressuring the coach to resign was at least in part due to the fact that people uncovered so much dirt on the team.

The fact that many of them had been in trouble before with minor things prpbably didn't look good for him.

You are right though, it probably wasn't fair. Although I was all for it three days ago.

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