Tuesday, April 11, 2006


So, I have been ignoring the Duke lacrosse story up to this point. The facts are still coming out, and it just seemed to early to say anyhthing. However, this morning there are reports that the DNA testing the police in North Carolina did turned up no matches to the lacrosse team.

Now, from watching the various CSI-type shows, I know that it is impossible to have sexual contact with someone and not leave a DNA trail. This is all the more so if there is force involved. Except of course, that those are TV shows, and not real life. Maybe three guys can rape a woman and leave no DNA. I don't know.

What I do know is that the Duke lacrosse coach quit, the Duke season for 2007 is cancelled, there are apparently threats against the players, and the ACC has decided that no Duke players will be considered for postseason awards. The prosecutors had better get their ducks in a row, because if this turns out to be an unfortunate situation in which the victim was not entirely truthful, the fall out could be tremendous.


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