Duke University and Three LAX Players, David Evans, Collin Finnerty and Reade Seligmann, Announce Settlement
Who would have ever thought as things stood a year ago that DA Nifong would be disbarred and Duke University would be reaching a settlement with former lacrosse players David Evans, Collin Finnerty and Reade Seligmann? What an amazing, bizarre and stunning turn of events from the initial accusations.
This has been an extraordinary year for Duke students David Evans, Collin Finnerty and Reade Seligmann, who were accused of serious crimes they did not commit. In April, after a thorough review, the North Carolina Attorney General declared that they were innocent of all charges and that the charges never should have been brought. We welcomed their exoneration and deeply regret the difficult year they and their families have had to endure. They conducted themselves with great dignity during their long ordeal.
STATEMENT OF DAVID EVANS, COLLIN FINNERTY AND READE SELIGMANN:
Today, we are pleased to announce that we have reached an agreement with Duke University to resolve any differences between us.
Years ago, each of us made a decision to attend Duke because it is one of the greatest universities in the nation. We chose to represent the University on the athletic field and in the classroom as student athletes. We were honored to be admitted and proud to wear the Duke uniform and to compete against the best lacrosse teams in the nation. Duke is a very special place. It balances top-notch academics and athletics, and it offers unparalleled opportunities to its students. We were drawn to Duke because of its sense of community. (More at Duke News)
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But how many other cases prosecuted by Nifong’s office have been tainted by prosecutorial misconduct that wasn’t uncovered? How many other innocents have suffered because of the actions of this rogue prosecutor?
What will be next? Mike Nifong be prepared to be sued.