Duke Re-Admits Finnerty And Seligmann

Duke Re-Admits Finnerty And Seligmann

Duke Re-Admits Finnerty And Seligmann

Duke Re-Admits Finnerty And Seligmann

Duke has finally offered Collin Finnerty and Reade Seligmann an offer of good standing and the ability to return to Duke. It is not known whether they will accept the offer yet.

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    by (#12600) on 1/03/07 @3:39PM
CNN.com's website gives a link to the SI article.

Here is a direct one

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/more/01/03/duke.lacrosse/index.html?cnn=yes
 
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    by (#12600) on 1/03/07 @3:42PM
how nice of them to extend an offer and make them look like they didn't hang these kids out to try; no one is buying that.
 
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that is true
    by (#122410) on 1/03/07 @9:24PM
Its the least that Duke could do for them. There lives and names have been tarnished and who nows what may happen in the future.. i do know that reed seligmens(spelling sry) two younger twin brothers who are exceptional lacrosse players who i play with during the summer; have made their college decisions based upon not wanting to go below the mason-dixon line because of the rape case. one is going to bucknell and the other is going to georgetown
 
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History and Geography
    by (#92302) on 1/04/07 @12:35AM
Georgetown is located south of the Mason-Dixon Line, but we get your point.
 
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Cover your a$$ and hope people have short memories
    by (#12600) on 1/04/07 @1:20PM
Their names have been tarnished and it is sad. What many see as 'the least they can do' is what others (including me) see as a campaign to cover up the fact that they cut these kids loose with no support and allowed their ridicule, pre-judgement, harrassment, etc. by fellow students, the administration/faculty, the national media and the local community with indifference. Risk mitigation at its best. These gentlemen have names that aren't Joseph Smith or Michael Jones, and it is sad to think that this could stick with them forever. I'd hate to think that the name of my family was tarnished by something that may not have happened or even something I did do. They shouldn't have to pay for that. (Think Bundy, Hussein, Dahmer, Gingrich, Nixon, whatever). People are judgemental and irrational at times. I'd hate it even more if I thought I had to change or alter my name to protect myself and more so my family from memories that people may never forget. It could be a family that has nothing to do with the situation. How awful would it be if that for the rest of their lives, these young men (whose names I won't use here) get second looks and questions because of their names and about what many believe didn't happen. Think about how hard it could be when the 2 underclassman try to get jobs (if they go back) and the applications say Duke Unversity and what they last names are? Some could argue that the Duke alumni or their connections (however they got/get them and we all have them) will make up for it. But, business is business and people are judgemental in irrational ways, you never know. Just some thoughts on a 10 minute break from the dread of cubicle life...
 
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