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Duke netters net some justice

Posted by Ron Coleman on May 30, 2007

This sounds like the right thing to do:

The NCAA has granted Duke’s request for an extra year of eligibility for its men’s lacrosse players following rape allegations that led to the cancellation of much of last season.The decision affects 33 players who were not seniors during the 2006 season, and it grants them a fifth year of eligibility regardless of whether they play at Duke or another school. The announcement Wednesday came just two days after the Blue Devils lost to Johns Hopkins by a goal in the NCAA championship game.

“These individuals were involved in an unusual circumstance that we believe warrants providing them the opportunity to complete their four years of competition,” said Jennifer Strawley, NCAA director of student-athlete reinstatement and membership services.

Of course most people — even lacrosse players — aren’t interested in five years of college.  And the real bad guy here was not the NCAA; it was Duke.

When does Duke step up?

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One Response to “Duke netters net some justice”

  1. Bob Miller said

    Let’s hope they have the good sense not to invite any strippers to future parties. They could have saved themselves the whole brouhaha.

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