Discussion in 'Current Events' started by ih8Uboo-boo, Feb 21, 2008.
Good for them...
i love it, i hope they get every penny.
I agree. The whole PC thing is what led to all the bullshit involving how those kids were treated - so I hope this serves as an expensive wakeup call.
I'm a Duke grad...fuck these guys, bad shit happens to people all the time. Man up and move on, don't hurt the school because you see a chance to grab some quick cash.
The only ones who have any "right" to sue are the three that were accused & basically convicted by the media.
I don't remember - was the rest of the team suspended from school? Did any of them lose a scholarship as a result of the charges against 3 of their teammates?
If the answer is no, then they're not entitled to a dime.
If I remember correctly, NCAA gave the team a extra year of eligibilty to play, so I don't see how the rest of team has a leg to stand on when it comes to suing. I can see the three who were accussed suing the city, state, and espcially Nifong. However suing the school itself, I have a problem with.
you make a great point except for those 3 that were strung along with most of the bullshit. they should sue and get every penny they can
Exactly - the only ones wronged were the three accused. And I don't have a problem with the three suing the school. I don't think they should have been suspended until most of the facts were in (which turned to be fabrications) There's such a thing in this country as "innocent until proven guilty".
I'm playing devil's advocate on this one. I think Duke's thinking, was we are a private university and the last thing we need is this headache. So lets just suspend them, to keep them and the chaos off the campus. They also probably felt they had precedent, since many colleges in past have either suspended or kicked athletes off teams when they have gotten in trouble with the law.
I do believe that the team was ranked #1 in the country and was pretty much the favorite to win the national championship when the school cancelled the season. Granted they had to play the games, and anything could happen, but how would you feel if something you worked so hard for was taken away because of **** AL-e-GAI-tors[/tyson]???
It was a move to try and appease the black community in the area because of the racial overtones of the case. That is all. Do you think that they would have cancelled the Basketball season if the same alligations were made about a player on that team?
There were not only racial overtones to it, there were also class overtones involved too. I dated a girl who went to UNC and she said one of the factors that plays into their rivalry, is that rich kids go to Duke, the working class students go to UNC. I do think if it was the basketball team, the season wouldn't have been cancelled for a couple of reasons, but race doesn't play into it. Duke always has like 2 or 3 white players in their starting line-up, basketball especially Duke basketball has more of following than lacrosse, and I think Coach K.'s stature in the community could have helped weather the storm.
DING DING DING :clap::clap::clap:
Go team, take Duke to the cleaners. Even though those other players weren't accused, they were disciplined as accessories based on the fact that they had their season wiped out from them for something that 3 players allegedly did, that was proved to have never happened.
While I normally hate seeing emotional distress bullshit cases, the entire circus that surrounded this piece of shit event should be made an example of in the fullest way possible, in hopes of preventing it from ever happening again.
I also believe the Head Coach was fired over it..pretty much fucked up his career.
Fuck Duke... specifically... fuck those liberal hippie Duke faculty professors who hung THEIR OWN STUDENTS OUT TO DRY. Fuck those white-hating PC faggots and dykes right in their commie asses.
They danced with joy when the accusations first came to light... if it were up to those sorry fucks they would have hung every player on the lacrosse team from the first tree they could find.
I hope the lawsuit financially guts the university so bad that they have to pay their nagger loving faculty in gummi bears and Cheerios for the next twenty years.
I didn't mean to imply that Duke cancelled the Lax team's season because they were white while the basketball team's season would not. I feel that Duke set a bad precedent in suspending the team based soley on **** ALLIGATIONS.
Realistically, the two sports are pretty much polar opposites in so far as the make up of the players (BB mostly Black/Lax mostly white). If it was BB I don't think that they would have cancelled the season either but not because of the racial makeup of the teams involved. The school would have take a bath financially if they did, as they probably make 75%-80% of their athletic department budget duriing the BB season.
I think that they were seen as sacrificial lambs because the incident made the school look bad. Then when the case fell apart, they wound up looking even worse.
Oh Not LaxPlaya's forget it then. I thought this had to do with someone's family...
I'll throw another monkey wrench into why the 38 unindicted players have no leg to stand on when it come to suing the school. No one knows who they are. Know their names or what they look like. So to me they're just bringing more "emotional stress" on themselves.
I just wish the lying cunt that started all this shit would face some type of punishment.
Well considering the fact that lying cunt who filed charges against Kobe Byrant hasn't faced any punishment or had her face put on the cover of newspapers, you really can't see North Carolina from pressing charges against the stripper.
at Duke they people did. They had to walk around town known as racist rapists and Duke's faculty, and their lawyers contributed heavily to this
Kobe actually fucked her and then settled a civil case against him. So yeah, it's really the same thing. :icon_roll
You're right about precedent, Storm. It doesn't mean it's right, but in the grand scheme of things, right doesn't always play into a situation.
I do have to disagree with you on the race/social status issue though. The media built up to be a black/white thing. It was 'look what these rich white boys did to this poor black girl'. Rich & poor were mentioned but what does the average reader see? They see the word white and the word black. The people they interviewed talked about the strained "race relations" not about strained "rich/poor relations" (I can't think of the correct fucking term). So ultimately that's what it became to America - another black/white issue.
Reason why I'm saying it considered be the same thing, is we don't know what Kobe's accuser looks like, the stripper's picture has been posted on the front of a newspaper. Make no mistake about it, I do think some thing sexual did happen at that party. It just wasn't ****.
Here's her pic. Her name's Katelyn Faber btw.
**** or not, only Kobe and the chick know for sure. In the Duke case, everyone knows it never happened. That's why the press is so free to post it.
yeah her photo was all over the internet far sooner than the duke broad