Rape probe grounds Duke lacrosse team
Jeff Barker, Baltimore Sun
March 29, 2006
DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke University said Tuesday night that it won't allow its nationally ranked men's lacrosse team to play any more games until a series of questions are answered about allegations that an exotic dancer was sexually assaulted by team members at their house on the edge of campus.
"Sports have their time and place, but when an issue of this gravity is in question, it is not the time to be playing games," Duke President Richard H. Brodhead said...
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I agree completely with Duke president Richard Brodhead's nifty statement. Sounds wonderful. The perfect thing for a university president to do, to say, in the wake of a huge scandal.
So why did this guy choose to hide out from the local news media? WRAL-TV apparently wanted to do an in-depth on campus reaction to the scandal. According to the reporter's account, the WRAL news team was told that the president wasn't on campus.
The he's out of town excuse only works when the reporters don't catch you walking across campus ...
VIDEO COVERAGE:When there are demonstrators PROTESTING outside of a university administration building, when there's community outrage over the perception that a university is working on a cover-up, hiding from the press is never a good strategy.
Rally Held at Duke University as Authorities Investigate Rape Allegations
WRAL-TV, Raleigh, North Carolina
Maybe the Duke administration should take its own advice.
Now is not the time to play games, and that sentiment doesn't just apply to a few student-athletes.
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