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Lacrosse Players To Discuss Rape Case On '60 Minutes'

Posted October 11, 2006 3:46 a.m. EDT
Updated December 9, 2006 3:25 p.m. EST

— The three members of the Duke University lacrosse team accused of raping a woman in March will appear on "60 Minutes" Sunday to tell their stories for the first time.

A 27-year-old North Carolina Central University student told police that she was beaten and raped by three lacrosse players while performing as a stripper at an off-campus team party on March 13.

Juniors Collin Finnerty and Reade Seligmann and 2006 graduate David Evans have been charged with rape and kidnapping in the case. They have denied any wrongdoing.

"60 Minutes" correspondent Ed Bradley will speak with Finnerty, Seligmann and Evans in the segment. It marks the first lengthy interviews provided by any of the three defendants since they were indicted last spring.

Bradley also will speak with Kim Roberts, the accuser's dancing partner the night of the alleged rape. Roberts has called the rape allegation "a crock," but she also said she thought something happened to the other woman that night.

"60 Minutes" airs at 7 p.m. Sunday on WRAL.