Duke rape scandal reverberates locally

With Duke having taken down its team roster from its athletics website in the wake of gang rape allegations that led a judge to order required 46 of the 47 players on the squad to submit DNA samples, it's hard to determine which former Central Virginia all-star players are part of that team. A source, however, insists that there are some fine young local boys/men on that anguished team.

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The Blue Devils were supposed to play the UVA team at 7pm on Saturday, April 15. Guess that's not gonna happen, huh?

Hmmm...is it me, or are campus rapes becoming an epidemic once again? Seems to be in the news far too much these days.

Here's some info from theAcc.com, the "official website of the ACC"

Jan. 7, 2004 - Duke head men's lacrosse coach Mike Pressler announced on Wednesday its Class of 2008.The 14-member class includes Bo Carrington of Charlottesville, Va., Josh Coveleski of Dover, Del., Colin Finnerty of Garden City, N.Y., Zack Greer of Whitby, Ontario, Canada, Andrew Hanover of Camillus, N.Y., Ben Koesterer of Cazenovia, N.Y., Chris Loftus of Syosset, N.Y., Kevin Mayer of Great Falls, Va., Ryan McFadyen of Mendham, N.J., Brad Ross of Darnestown, Md., Reade Seligmann of Essex Falls, N.J., Rob Schroeder of Summit, N.J., Rob Wellington of Dallas, Texas and Michael Young of Manhasset, N.Y.

Jan. 19, 2005 - Duke head men's lacrosse coach Mike Pressler announced on Thursday the program's Class of 2009.The eight-member class includes Mike Catalino of Webster, N.Y., Tom Clute of Potomac, Md., Ned Crotty of New Vernon, N.J., Gibbs Fogarty of Chevy Chase, Md., Sam Payton of Cos Cob, Conn., Steve Schoeffel of Charlottesville, Va., Dan Theodoridis of Norwalk, Conn., and Chris Tkac of Derwood, Md.

Here are the other two, but I didn't see any Charlottesville names on them.

Jan. 10, 2003 - Duke head men's lacrosse coach Mike Pressler announced on Friday its Class of 2007. The group includes Casey Carroll of Baldwin, N.Y., Matt Danowski of Farmingdale, N.Y., Fred Krom of Summit, N.J., Peter Lamade of Chevy Chase, Md., Dan Loftus of Syosset, N.Y., Tony McDevitt of Cinnaminson, N.J., Nick O'Hara of Orchard Park, N.Y., Dan Oppedisano of Garden City, N.Y., Mike Ward of Setauket, N.Y., and Matt Wilson of Durham, N.C

Feb. 2, 2006- Duke head men's lacrosse coach Mike Pressler announced on Thursday the program's Class of 2010. The seven-member class includes Ken Clausen of Downingtown, Pa., Tom Dodge of Manhasset, N.Y., Graig Dowd of East Northport, N.Y., Scott Kocis of Huntington, N.Y., Max Quinzani of Duxbury, Mass., Parker McKee of Old Greenwich, Conn., and Terrence Molinari of Manhasset, N.Y.

Not that I'm making any statement regarding guilt or innocence (I have no doubt there are at least some innocent guys on the team, and that there is no real way to know who the guilty are, if any), but the full team roster has been reposted at Deadspin.com: http://deadspin.com/sports/duke-blue-devils/index.php

In addition, The Smoking Gun has posted the search warrant documents: http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/0329061duke1.html?link=rssfeed

Shame, shame, shame.... make an example out of them. I dont think there would be a person on the face of the planet thinks for one moment these boys did not rape that girl. Ironic that these boys are so wrapped up in their own ideas of masculinity that they fail to see how their actions expose them for the weak, cowardly bastards that they are. Even the vile Ryan McFadyen should have at least a minimum jail sentence for inciting racial hatred... let him spend the next year running away from the man whom likes to known as 'Rosie' in one of the US prisons... karma always comes back and bites you.... when are these ridiculous boys going to figure that out? jail sentance or not... I imagine young Ryan's karma has already been delivered with his face and name all over the world... good luck with the job hunting after you graduate mate!

Reade Seligmann is innocent and this is all bull shit... how about that?

With the taste of his own foot still lingering in his mouth, District Attorney Mike Nifong has another piece of evidence blow up in his face, I wonder how's his ulcer is doing?

So would it be his own aura or is it the universe's way of getting back at Nifong for destroying these young boys lives?

It would be funny if Nifong's ulcer leads to a colonoscopy, or would it be ââ?¬Å?ironic” or ââ?¬Å?poetic justice” that he screws 47 boys over a false rape claim and have to take a 36 inch colonoscopy tube up his @ss for his part in the fiasco he created.

They are innocent! The drunken black stripper with the long criminal record and history of making false accusations...lied.

• Stripper made a false claim of rape by three boys in 1996.
• Stripper made a false claim of kidnapping in 1998
• Stripper charged with larceny, auto theft, and trying to kill a police officer in 2002
• 1st round of DNA shows no link to the lacrosse team.
• 2nd round of DNA shows no link to the lacrosse team
• DNA proves stripper had sex with boyfriend/pimp which accounts for the ââ?¬Å?rape kit” evidence of recent sexual activity.
• Innocent boy who picked up finger nail and threw it in the trash left his DNA on the fake press-on nail and will be charged for rape.

The stripper's account of the night has serious integrity issues:
1) First she claimed 20 boys raped her, then she narrowed it down to 3 in a bathroom

a. The bathroom is absolutely and completely devoid of any evidence of a rape. Where is her DNA? Urine, blood, vaginal fluid, saliva, or tears?
b. Many people's DNA were found under her nails but none from the innocent lacrosse boys.
c. She lied about losing her fake finger nails in a desperate struggle in the small enclosed bathroom, but pictures show that she removed her nails before inadequately performing her routine. No scratches were found on any of the innocent lacrosse boys' bodies.
d. The 2 innocent boys she ââ?¬Å?eeny meeny miney moed” to be her rapists weren't even at the party the time she claimed the rape occurred. She claims that she's 100% sure, but she told her father that she's not sure.
e. She took drugs before coming to the house, something illegal.

The stripper obviously lied, and she's putting these innocent boys and families through hell. She deserves to be in prison for the rest of her pathetic life. She is worthless as a person and human being. Her one lie destroyed innocent boys. I hope her and Nifong's aura catches up to them and they both get what they deserve. I hope everyone wishing this rape claim to be true, in spite of all the evidence that it never occurred, gets what's coming to them.

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I don't know if you are aware but Pocket Book/Threshold Editions is about to publish It's Not About the Truth: The Untold Story of the Duke Lacrosse Rape Case and the Lives It Shattered by Don Yaeger, with Mike Pressler. I have attached the cover image and the press release of our upcoming publication. I would love to send you copies of the book when it becomes available; I just finished it and still cannot believe what I have read! There is so much more to this case then has been released, that is covered in this book.

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I'm sorry for the buys who went through so much shit over this. I was one who absolutely believed the girl.
I still think the media is a bunch of bastards for repeatedly referring to her as the stripper. At the point when we did not know the truth, the continuously de-humanized her and they ought to be ashamed of themselves - but there is no shame in the media.
Now we just need to find a suitable sentence for a woman who single-handedly destroyed women's progress in rape cases. It was within my lifetime that it wasn't considered rape if it was husband and wife, and other horrible misconceptions like its the woman's fault. This lying bitch (and her money hungry attorney) flipped all that around again and now juries will wonder .... is this another Duke case? Is she for real? Add it to the media's "she's a stripper" bullshit and anyone but a nun who gets raped will continue to be doubted. She set us back some 30 years.
Karma will catch up to her.

Interesting facts are coming out about ryan mcfadyen too - that email was entirely private, and it was a spoof on a popular movie.
mcfadyan supposedly was told by police that they would release his private email unless he was willing to claim that he had witnessed a rape. He refused to lie. The police released the email.

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