On the day that ex-DA Mike Nifong heads to jail to wear an orange jump suit, a monetary settlement is discussed in the Duke Lacrosse case. They should have made him wear the orange jumper and pick up trash a long the road side. The symbolism would have been poetic. What’s the price of being falsely indicted for rape? It appears to be $30 million. The three Duke Lacrosse players, David Evans, Collin Finnerty and Reade Seligmann, who have all been cleared on rape charges brought against them by the shameless actions of disgraced ex-DA Mike Nifong are now looking for their monetary damages. The cost of the settlement that the three are looking to make with the city of Durham, NC appears to be $30 million along with reforms in the legal process.
The three Duke lacrosse players who were falsely accused of rape are seeking a $30 million settlement and reforms in the legal process, a person close to the case said Friday, the same day the case prosecutor was due to start his 24-hour jail sentence. The players attorneys, meanwhile, have proposed a settlement with the city of Durham that includes reforming the legal system. If the terms aren’t met, the attorneys will file a civil rights lawsuit early next month, the person close to the case said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the proposed settlement wasn’t complete.
During a discussion Wednesday with Durham officials, players’ attorneys Brendan Sullivan and Barry Scheck stressed that the money they are seeking in the settlement — about $10 million each for David Evans, Collin Finnerty and Reade Seligmann over five years — must be accompanied by legal reforms, the person said. (Yahoo News)
Granted, the three LAX players were falsely accused and have all been found innocent of all the allegations and charges leveled at them by Mike Nifong. However, lets keep (the media) this in perspective as to what is been sought by the Duke LAX players. Money. Its time for people to pay for what happened to them. By the looks of the MSM headlines one would think it was just about the reforming of the system. Please … no defense attorney would ever take that on. There is nothing wrong with David Evans, Collin Finnerty and Reade Seligmann asking for money due to the fact that they were wronged in the manner they were. Nothing at all. Let’s just keep the story in its proper perspective without such a slant.
UPDATE I: Ex-Duke Lacrosse Prosecutor Leaves Jail
Well that was short lived. Its too bad that Nifong was not given the very sentence that he was looking to railroad the three Duke Lacrosse players with.