So I've been following this story pretty close from living in that area and being a pretty big college lacrosse fan. When the story came out I was talking to a buddy and I said something doesn't seem right. These guys couldn't be that stupid. Granted, the case isn't over and we really don't know a ton about it, but there are a few things we due know and a few things in the rumor mill.
- DNA samples are all negative and there is no DNA incriminating any team member.
- the email were the one player was demonized was taken from the movie "American Psycho", which happens to be the teams favorite movie and they are constantly quoting scenes from that movie. I believe that kid was kicked out of school.
- the coach resigned (umm, you can resign or we will fire you)
- LAX season was ended
- students house was protested and all the LAX players basically have not come back to school
Here is what I have heard in the rumor mill from buddies who have brothers playing LAX in the ACC. These guys had strippers come over and this black girl comes in and she looks all messed up, bruises on her arms and legs, and she is nasty looking. Fat and ugly. The guys lay in to her, making fun of her, telling her to get out, and that they aren't going to pay her. They argued about the money, not sure if she was paid or not.
No charges have been filed, but according to the DA it is not going away. And why would that be? b/c the DA is up for re-election. They also play up that the LAX players have history of run ins with the law. Consisting of under age drinking, public intoxication and urinating in public -- what college guy doesn't have one of those?. THe stripper has a robbery charge I believe, (not positive, but believed I heard it on the radio).
What if this turns out to be a lie or a hoax? Is anything going to happen to this girl? She gets pissed and destroys all these peoples lives and a universities name. What about the Duke President? I think he should lose his job, made a lot of rash decisions. Also all that face time talking about the email he read and how he was disgusted. DID HE EVEN TALK TO ANYONE ABOUT IT? and finally my favorite people -- the tree hugging protestors. Are they going to apologize? Will they admit they were wrong? Doubt it.
As bad as it sounds I hope she did not lie about this b/c this has ruined so many people's lives.