Monday, February 26, 2007

Duke lacrosse team back at what they do second best

On Saturday, after losing last season and seeing three players indicted for rape the Duke Blue Devils lacrosse team beat Dartmouth 17-11 in front of a big crowd cheering their every move. "It was one of those times in athletics that you only get a couple of," the junior said. "I was trying to talk to the younger guys and say, 'Take this in. This is amazing."

Before the game, the Blue Devils wore black warmup jerseys bearing either No. 6, 13 or 45 -- the numbers of charged players David Evans, Collin Finnerty and Reade Seligmann. Rape charges were dropped against the three in December. They are still charged with sexually assaulting and kidnapping a stripper, who told police she was raped by three men in a bathroom during a team party last March. Fans wore buttons with slogans like "Innocent until proven innocent" and "Fantastic lies" -- which is what Evans called the accusations the day he was indicted.

Everyone does something stupid in University, but normally not as stupid as supporting accused felons. Waking up hung over beside a 300 pound chick isn't ideal, but life goes on; showing support for accused women abusers will come back to haunt you. If these are the types of people you want to support, you may as well take it up a notch and have Paul Bernardo day.

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