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Duke lacrosse players get fifth year

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Del_B_Vista, May 30, 2007.

  1. Del_B_Vista

    Del_B_Vista Active Member

    NCAA release just out. Check you favorite news source for details soon.

    From the NCAA:
    INDIANAPOLIS --- The NCAA student-athlete reinstatement staff has granted a season-of-competition waiver to 33 student-athletes who participated on the Duke University men’s lacrosse team during the 2006 season. The waiver was requested by Duke University for all men’s lacrosse student-athletes who were not seniors during the 2006 season.

    The waiver provides each of the student-athletes a fifth year of eligibility to play lacrosse, regardless if the participation is for Duke or another NCAA institution. Duke University applied for the additional season of competition after canceling the 2006 season amid criminal allegations against some members of the team.

    “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.

    The student-athlete reinstatement staff considered a number of factors in determining that a waiver of NCAA regulations was appropriate. These factors included the unusual and extenuating circumstances surrounding the cancellation of the season; the hardship endured by the team from the false allegations; and the unanimous endorsement by the Atlantic Coast Conference university presidents for the waiver.

  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

  3. Just_An_SID

    Just_An_SID Active Member

    Of course if any other school had asked for this, it would have been rejected.
  4. zagoshe

    zagoshe Well-Known Member

    That's wonderful news.

    Of course, they are still waiting for the rev.'s Jessie and Al to apologize, but why should they push it...
  5. I, for one, am glad this tremendous injustice has been remedied.
  6. ondeadline

    ondeadline Well-Known Member

    To fix one of the big injustices: Give Pressler his job back.

    Here's in which piece by Feinstein, a Duke grad, takes the Dookies to task:

  7. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    They don't deserve apologies, the underage drinkers shouting racial slurs at strippers has never been in question.

    And ondeadline, thanks for posting that. Excellent column.
  8. IU90

    IU90 Member

    How do you figure? This decision seems like a no-brainer to me. Do you know another group of athletes who've ever more unjustly lost a year? I'd think the ruling would've been the same regardless of school name.
  9. I think you're just a tad naive there.
  10. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    School nixed the season, not the NCAA, which had no obligation to give them that year back.
  11. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    excellent column by Feinstein, a Duke grad.
  12. zagoshe

    zagoshe Well-Known Member

    They raped and assualted nobody, they deserve apologies for being smeared like they were.
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