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Lacrosse ugliness at U.Va.

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Moderator1, May 3, 2010.

  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Male player charged with murder in death of female player.
    U.Va. lacrosse is pretty big around these parts. Of course, this is terrible anyway.

  2. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    Wow. This is gonna be interesting. A 911 call for aalcohol abuse turns into a murder charge? Either dude was clumbsily attempting a poorly conceived cover-up, or the prosecutor's reaching. Don't see much grey area in this one.
  3. albert77

    albert77 Well-Known Member

    Curious how they arrived at a first-degree murder charge. From what I'm reading, it sounds like an accident or at worst manslaughter. I'm guessing there's more to this than what's in that report.
  4. Pancamo

    Pancamo Active Member

    Va has the death penalty.
  5. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member


    To charge that quickly...
  6. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    Police statement mentions "visible physical trauma".

  7. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    The president of the university has issued a VERY strong statement. Wow.

    Although we know nothing other than what appears in the Charlottesville Police Department's more recent statement, this death moves us to deep anguish for the loss of a student of uncommon talent and promise, and we express the University's and our own sympathy for Yeardley's family, team-mates, and friends. That she appears now to have been murdered by another student compounds this sense of loss by suggesting that Yeardley died without comfort or consolation from those closest to her. We mourn her death and feel anger on reading that the investigators believe that another student caused it. Like students who have contacted us in the last few minutes, we know no explanation of what appears now to have happened.
  8. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Here's a sickening twist - the accused, George Huguely, and his father were once quoted in the Washington Post about the Duke case.

    "I sympathize for the team," Huguely said. "They've been scrutinized so hard and no one knows what has happened yet. In this country, you're supposed to be innocent until proven guilty. I think that's the way it should be."


    Huguely's father, George, Sr. said yesterday that he's had discussions with his son, who will play at University of Virginia next season, about staying out of situations that could be costly.

    "Regardless of what winds up happening, you have to learn from this experience and take what you can from it," George Huguely Sr. said. "You always have to remember and can't let yourself be in a situation where something like this could happen."

    Um, yeah. I'm thinking those talks didn't sink in as well as you would have liked, George Sr.
  9. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Another black eye for LAX - guilt by association.
  10. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Word on Twitter is UVA has cancelled both teams' remaining games.

    Also, I didn't realize the men's team is No. 1 in the nation.
  11. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    One of my tweet-ees said those tweets have now been pulled. Who knows?
  12. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    I hope not. It's a great sport.
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