Monday, June 18, 2007

Duke Settles With Indicted Players

Breaking News: The Chronicle is reporting that Duke University reached a financial settlement with formerly indicted lacrosse players. Here are more details:

  • Duke University, Three Lacrosse Players Announce Settlement Duke University
  • Duke announce settlement with indicted laxers The Chronicle
  • Duke reaches settlement with players Associated Press
  • Duke and Three Families Settle KC Johnson

  • 14 Comments:

    At 3:50 PM, June 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Fantastic news!

     
    At 4:00 PM, June 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Wow, that was fast! Duke really wanted to cover its back side quickly. Congratulations to the former defendants and their families. They deserve every penny they receive from Duke.

     
    At 4:04 PM, June 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    This is wonderful news! Let's hope there is a settlement with the other players on the team soon. Duke finally did the right thing.

     
    At 4:06 PM, June 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    It is about time they did this. There is no point dragging either the names of the students or the University through the mud. It is time to put this behind us and move forward. That does include disciplining a few rouge professors at Duke!

    When is the settlement for the rest of the team?

     
    At 4:08 PM, June 18, 2007, Blogger Conservblack said...

    I just posted some comments about post Nifong Durham. If the Duke guys read this comment, I wish them luck in their future pursuits. Not all black residents in Durham hate them.

     
    At 4:20 PM, June 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Not yet, Duke's President has more math to do. Among other equations, he has to resolve the following
    (1) the former coach who was forced to resign for the innocence of his players.
    (2) the security or insecurity of the 88 faculty members, some of them have visiting positions or termed positions.
    (3) the security or insecurity of the faculty members who spoke out their own different opinions.
    (4) the funding situation last year due to the disfaction factor among Duke parents.

     
    At 6:07 PM, June 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Where is the actual apology from Brodhead himself? Can he not utter the words "I'm sorry"? He is guilty here, too, of many things - crimes against the young men, the team, Duke athletics, parents and alumni, and the dearly loved institution of Duke University. Come on BOTrustees - say the words we all want to hear.

     
    At 10:09 AM, June 19, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Great news, I am glad things are moving forward. It is about time.

     
    At 1:01 PM, June 27, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    When will those of you crowing about this news start the conversation about what the players owe Duke and Durham for the consequences of the bad judgment they used when they threw their party last March, furnished alcohol to underage team members, drank to excess, hired strippers, and yelled racist epithets on the public streets of Durham? None of this, as I recall, was Nifong's doing? And yet their bad decisions and illegal and just plain boorish behavior had serious consequences for the university they claim to (have) loved, the team they belonged to, and the community they resided in.

    Are they to be held accountable for nothing?

     
    At 9:23 PM, June 27, 2007, Anonymous Duke 85 said...

    To 1:01 PM--You're either Nancy Grace, Wendy Murphy or kidding? Which is it? Consequences? BTW, the indited players did not yell racial epithets and those that were said were in response to Kim's racial epithets. Forfeiting a season, leaving school, doing the perp walk, agonizing over being railroaded into prison, having your name plastered all over the national media as a rapist, having fellow students and teachers hold up "castrate banners", having fellow team members the victim of grade retaliation, having your college president say "whatever they did was bad enough", spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on your legal defense while innocent might just be enough "punishment" for underage drinking. Of course, underage drinking is SO RARE, they deserve SUCH condemnation and torture.

     
    At 10:55 AM, June 29, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Not Nancy Grace. And not kidding. And I'm not addressing the criminal case or defending the prosecution.

    What I'm still waiting to hear here, among Duke's self-proclaimed "friends," are discussions about personal responsibility for the consequences of one's poor judgments and irresponsible behaviors. For the discussions about what it says about the culture of an athletic team that bonds around drinking to excess, paying for sexual gratification, and finding shared humor in brutal, sexually sadistic e-mail jokes based on a graphic, brutal, misogynist book about a yuppie serial killer. Surely these are not behaviors and attitudes we want to expect and condone among Duke students, especially student athletes privileged to put on a Duke jersey and represent the university.

    As a Duke grad, this is not the kind of representation I expect or appreciate. And now that the dust has settled on the criminal case, rather than uncritically valorizing this team and these attitudes, I want an honest public discussion about the attitudes and behaviors and decisions of the players that put us in this situation and about the "campus culture" they reflected. I want a halt to the kind of bullying everyone who isn't joining the rush to canonize everything about this team and the culture it represents into silence.

     
    At 9:03 AM, June 30, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    laxcatmg,

    you may wish to read the responses given to your ridiculous comments, on the Duke Community Forum. Here is the link in case you forgot how to get there.
    Your comments and responses to those comments

    Do you have anything further to say?

     
    At 8:24 PM, September 11, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I am late to the party 10:55AM. Could not agree with your analysis more. Who cares about the opinions of the rabid crowd at LS?

     
    At 1:40 PM, September 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I've heard that Duke now offers something called Faculty Slur Protection. For a small tuition surcharge, your son or daughter can have their name added to a list of students the faculty is forbidden to slander in paid newspaper ads.

    Anyone else hear about this? Sounds reasonable.

     

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