Where are the Heros? Ethics Trial for Nifong Begins for Former Duke LAX Rape Prosecutor … Former Duke Coach Releases Book
From Duke Lacrosse rape case to ethics charges … what a disaster.
Who would have thought at the outset of the Duke Lacrosse rape story that the final day in court would be the Prosecutor being prosecuted? Sadly, that is what occurs today as Nifong faces ethics charges that could result in his disbarment. Mike Nifong is being brought up on ethics charges for his conduct during the Duke Lacrosse rape case. What will be the outcome, disbarment or business as usual?
In a case where there are so very few hero’s as even those they were not guilty of rape or who claim they are victims were guilty of behaving badly. Opportunist and former Duke Lacrosse coach, Mike Pressler, releases his book “It’s Not About the Truth: The Untold Story of the Duke Lacrosse Rape Case and the Lives It Shattered,” at the same time that the Nifong trial begins. Before Pressler gets on his soap box, acts all high and mighty and further exploits this story for his monetary gain I would ask him to answer one question.
Where was your leadership with this team prior to this scandal? Why was it possible for the Duke community to believe that a rape could have actually occurred by the LAX team? Maybe its because you provided no direction and no leadership to your players where it counted, not on the field but off. You created an atmosphere and mind set for the LAX team where others thought that such allegations of rape were possible with in Duke. For that reason alone, you had to go.
John Burness, Duke’s senior vice president for public affairs, released a statement yesterday saying: “Unfortunately, last spring it was essential for the men’s lacrosse team to have a change of leadership in order to move forward. We regret the negative consequences this decision had on Coach Pressler. He and Duke reached an amicable, fair settlement. . . .” (WAPO)