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  • BlahBlahBlahBlahBlah Feb 28, 2013

    JEFFNNC
    I SO AGREE WITH YOUR COMMENTS!!
    The Duke LaCrosse players like the other 10,000,000 college students are going to party!
    Go Duke!!

  • protestthis Feb 28, 2013

    no doggypoos.. it means district attorneys will need to be a little bit more careful and NOT put the cart before the horse so to speak...

    They reap what they sew... Although I think the settlement may never be known... I bet it wasn't enough.

  • jeffnnc Feb 28, 2013

    "Kinda nice you can act up, throw a party, drink underage, and then sue everyone for your inappropriate actions." doggypoos

    Except that's not what this lawsuit was about at all. It's about how Duke treated the team as if they were guilty of a crime they didn't commit before the evidence showed they were innocent. Sure they partied and drank. There aren't many college students who don't. They didn't deserve to be treated the way they were and obviously Duke agree's at least to some degree, otherwise they would not have settled.

  • doggypoos Feb 28, 2013

    Kinda nice you can act up, throw a party, drink underage, and then sue everyone for your inappropriate actions.

  • alx Feb 28, 2013

    does that mean the faculty who signed the full page ad before the facts came out will apologize? naaa probably not.. i bet Jackson & sharpton won't say anything either... when is the last time a liberal retracted something after the truth was found out???

  • more cowbell Feb 28, 2013

    How did they loose out on a future...... Is there really a professional Lacrosse league on this planet? Sounds as exciting as a chess or shuffleboard scholarships.

  • jeffnnc Feb 28, 2013

    "What happened to the professors who signed a full-page ad condemning the players before any facts were out about Miss Mangnum?" drnc

    Here you go.
    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2009/12/025283.php

    "In 2007, one member of the group — Paula McClain — became head of Duke’s Academic Council, the highest elected position for a faculty member."

  • jeffnnc Feb 28, 2013

    "I'm willing to bet 2/3 of Americans have never even heard of the Duke Lacrosse case." Obamacare rises

    I would normally agree with you but this was a huge national story covered on all the major news networks, CNN, Fox News, etc. Everyone was talking about it. Nancy Grace carried on almost daily about it. Jesse Jackson came down and turned this whole thing into a race issue. It's not like this was some little local news story.

  • drnc Feb 28, 2013

    What happened to the professors who signed a full-page ad condemning the players before any facts were out about Miss Mangnum?

  • Obamacare rises Feb 28, 2013

    I'm willing to bet 2/3 of Americans have never even heard of the Duke Lacrosse case. So yeah, these rich kids just got richer.

  • jbowen Feb 28, 2013

    If you folks remember, the entire season was cancelled for Duk because of this. Many of those players lost the opportunity to showcase their talent on the field because of this "lady." The damage done to reputations and possible careers is immeasurable. Guilt by association hit all these guys. Yet, they were all innocent.

  • DanB Feb 28, 2013

    @ Crewdog - well said.
    I never heard ANY apologies from any of those people who jumped on the band wagon.
    Any one else hear anything?

  • DanB Feb 28, 2013

    dwntwnboy2 - the girl falsely accused them - the team and coach (who was let go) had personally suffered.
    What teh team did before, the reputation - was not a factor in the case - or should not have been one anyway. Reputation - what of that girl and HER reputation? SHE lied about it do get a quick payday from Duke and the players.
    I am not a Duke fan by any means so no need to go there.

    Duke made a HUGE mistake - NOT guilty until proven otherwise - and yet they acted as judge & jury LONG before all of the facts were known.

    What they do now has nothing to do with the false accusations and the wrong actions of the university.

  • bobbyj Feb 28, 2013

    Lets all remember Gerald Henderson is the real victim here.....

  • Sherlock Feb 28, 2013

    The school should sue the NAACP for their actions in this matter.

  • Sherlock Feb 28, 2013

    One part of the settlement is the school must provide 2ply tissue in all bathrooms on campus.

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Feb 28, 2013

    More entitled rich people...taking no responsibility for their own behavior (e.g. racist comments, wild drunken stripper parties, etc.) all the while getting a nice little monetary handout.

    They will make great bankers one day.

  • Common_Sensey Feb 28, 2013

    "The free education they got from Duke was worth $200,000+. Then they had the poor judgement to have a keg party (most of the players were not legal drinking age) with strippers, and now they got paid off? " Only in America.

    Not really, read the BBC news sometime. The college parties/rape cases in Europe are much worse than here. And still, if the student comes from a rich family, they usually get away with it. Liberal court systems in Europe often protect the guilty. And it's getting to be that way in the US of A. :*(

  • Common_Sensey Feb 28, 2013

    "They were given $13M each because the negative and false Duke publicity ruined any chance of them getting a decent job during their entire lives"

    No, not really. They could easily take their Duke degree anywhere in the country and find a good job. Or even move to Europe for that matter. Nobody will remember their names

  • Cee-Lo Feb 28, 2013

    im glad the guys were cleared and got paid,i wish they would start giving people who lie about getting raped the same prison term that they would give a rapist

  • computer trainer Feb 28, 2013

    westernwake1- You are SO right! Imagine those 3 going to a job interview. How long would it take before someone said, HEY, you were one of the Duke LAX players.

  • dwntwnboy2 Feb 28, 2013

    The Duke lacrosse team had a reputation that hurt them. THEY are the ones who kept getting arrested for drunken behavior. THEY are the ones who kept getting in trouble for the wild parties. It was believable that they had indeed crossed the line to a crime when this was reported. They have no one to blame but themselves- THEY are the ones who created the reputation that the lacrosse team shared. THEY are the ones who should be ashamed of their own actions that led people to believe they were capable of the acts a few were accused of. They got to graduate- let em work for a living like everyone else.

  • dwntwnboy2 Feb 28, 2013

    "I hope that Duke paid throught the nose for this travesty."- why? The University only did what they did based on the facts at that time. Only the 3 who were accused of a crime were targeted. The rest of the team- what do they have to get paid for? They weren't accused of criminal activity, arrested or have their names and pictures plastered all over. I can understand the 3 that were accused having a case, but the rest of the team? Move on already.

  • baldchip Feb 28, 2013

    I sure do not remember and apologies from Jesse Jackson, Rev Al Sharpton,CNN, PMSNBC... and all the rest of those who pilled on this team, the coach, and on Duke. They never ever admitted they had been wrong!!

    HUMMM!!

    And jailbird Crystal bounces in and out of jail like a little bird with an open window. She got bond after arrest for murder?? Excuse me!!

  • The2ruthHurts Feb 28, 2013

    Granted it was a bad deal for the people involved all the way around. But I do have little to no sympathy for those involved before this went downward-spiral. Those who created this situation contributed to their own fate. The players made their decisions and later had to deal with the consequences. I guess its too much to ask and say to take this as a learning experience and move on.

  • 426X3 Feb 28, 2013

    jeffnc: The Mouth of the South (Nancy Grace)does not have enough class to admit when she is wrong. She just wants publicity like some other so-called famous people we all lothe.
    And what about the NAACP? Think they will apologize? Fat chance.

  • dsdaughtry Feb 28, 2013

    I think the team should sue Nancy Grace next. She was the one that helped make this a national sensation. Of course Grace NEVER presented an apology to the Duke players or coach.

  • amenmike Feb 28, 2013

    Jeffnnc, something is very, very, very wrong with Nancy Grace.

  • NotUrTypicalAmerican Feb 28, 2013

    Who cares?

  • westernwake1 Feb 28, 2013

    "These three students have already pulled in $13 million each from the earlier settlements. They're going to never have to work a day in their lives. A Duke education is worth a lot of money." - corey3rd2

    They were given $13M each because the negative and false Duke publicity ruined any chance of them getting a decent job during their entire lives.

  • aprilhunter220 Feb 28, 2013

    I hope she gets everything she deserves. I hope she rots. They deserve every penny they get.

  • jljwcj Feb 28, 2013

    And just think I don't ever recall ANYONE ever publically apologizing either.

  • ncman22 Feb 28, 2013

    If you are wondering what happened to the "DUKE88" check out: http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2009/12/025283.php

  • jeffnnc Feb 28, 2013

    You know who really should have issued an apology for that whole fiasco is Nancy Grace. She was relentless in her bashing of them and didn't even have the guts to show up for her show the day all of the charges were dropped. She had someone fill in for her that day.

  • Johnston1980 Feb 28, 2013

    Glad they got what they had coming to them. She lied...end of story. She will hopefully spend many years in jail.

  • corey3rd2 Feb 28, 2013

    These three students have already pulled in $13 million each from the earlier settlements. They're going to never have to work a day in their lives. A Duke education is worth a lot of money.

  • Enough is Enough People Feb 28, 2013

    If anything I hope the ex-coach was given a very large pay day. It is unfortunate he was run out of town because of the lies that woman told.

  • joeazar Feb 28, 2013

    hp--you sure have it wrong...these players were impugned by the powers to be and by the at large Duke community. They were irreparably harmed and deserve their piece of Duke's pie

  • dlnorri Feb 28, 2013

    Lets see, you throw a drunken party, invite some "escorts", do things you shouldn't, do somethings to her you shouldn't. Get off the hook with massive amounts of mom and dads money tampering with the case (and don't forget the entire team taking the 5th); and now you sue the university (so the trail lawyers can get thier cut....). Good thing justice blind, greedy, but blind....

  • Obamacare rises Feb 28, 2013

    Did Crystal ever apologize for showing up at the party?

  • westernwake1 Feb 28, 2013

    I hope that Duke paid throught the nose for this travesty. It would be even more appropriate to make the 'Gang of 88' professors pay up directly for smearing these students.

  • hp277 Feb 28, 2013

    The free education they got from Duke was worth $200,000+. Then they had the poor judgement to have a keg party (most of the players were not legal drinking age) with strippers, and now they got paid off?

    Only in America.

  • Frizz Feb 28, 2013

    "The DUKE endowment was pretty healthy but I hope it takes a hit on this settlement" - itlsss

    Twenty years ago when I worked at Duke, then Chancellor Nan Keohane noted in a speech that Duke's endowment was just over 8 Billion. I doubt this law suit will make a noticable dent.

  • cjo32 Feb 28, 2013

    But wait all the liberals professors signed a petition so the story must be ture lol

  • itlsss Feb 28, 2013

    The DUKE endowment was pretty healthy but I hope it takes a hit on this settlement. They should take it out of the pay of the "Group of 80" or whatever their number was.

  • pappybigtuna1 Feb 28, 2013

    I was hoping these guys would win "Durham" own the entire county to do with as they pleased

  • aspenstreet1717 Feb 28, 2013

    Did they get an apology from the Duke profs that signed and published the letter in the paper????

  • dwntwnboy2 Feb 28, 2013

    What standing do the other players even have if they were never accused of anything? What do they have to sue over? They were never thrown out of school.

  • tonycheeek Feb 28, 2013

    Let us not forget or forgive the "Duke88", that group of Duke professors who prejudged the lacrosse team and called for their conviction and expulsion.

    I am reminded of the saying, what liberals can`t control they destroy.

  • dontstopnow Feb 28, 2013

    Where is the lawsuit against the NAACP for financially backing the stripper and getting the media involved??????

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