Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Devils Indeed

Growing up as a University of Michigan basketball fan in the days of the Fab Five, I had a strong distaste for the Duke basketball team. I just couldn't stand Bobby Hurley and Grant Hill. However, those former Blue Devils are angels compared to the current lineup of Duke's lacrosse team.

Duke University has suspended the lacrosse team's games after the team's captains hosted a party which included underage drinking and "private party dancers."

What's more disturbing is that one of the dancers has accused three of the lacrosse team members of rape. It has also been reported that neighbors heard racial slurs being targeted at the dancers (who are Black). The lacrosse team is standing together, refusing to implicate who the alleged rapists may have been and 46 of the players recently submitted DNA samples to the police.

The house where the incident occurred was recently purchased by the university in the hopes of selling it to individuals who wouldn't rent it out.

According to the Durham County District Attorney, "My reading of the report of the emergency room nurse would indicate that some type of sexual assault did in fact take place."

HT: SmartBlkWoman

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