Thursday, February 21, 2008

Fox News: Duke Lacrosse Players File Federal Lawsuit Against University, City of Durham

From Fox:

More than three dozen current and former Duke lacrosse players filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against the university, saying the elite school "turned its back" on them.

They also are suing the city of Durham and others involved in the case.

The players claim they suffered emotional distress during the since-discredited rape case pursued against three of their teammates.

Lead attorney Chuck Cooper said Thursday the private university refused to support the players to protect the school's image.

"They simply turned their back on these students," said Cooper. "Players have made every effort to resolve these issues with Duke. There is no other course at this point."

Good for them. They were treated like criminals and were not even involved in the case.

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