Skip to comments.Former lacrosse coach bedevils Duke (yep, the N&O's still whining about it)
Posted on 04/06/2010 4:47:37 AM PDT by Moose4
I'll take "History's greatest rip-offs for $200," Alex.
The correct question is "What did Mike Pressler just do to Duke University and how much should he be paid?"
Pressler, the former Dukelacrosse coach who was forced out after three of his players were falsely accused of sexually assaulting a woman, reached a settlement with the university last week after dropping a lawsuit that he was unlikely to win anyway.
Neither side is discussing the terms, but if Duke paid that guy more than $200 to go away, they got taken.
(Excerpt) Read more at newsobserver.com ...
The fact that the N&O would publish this on the day where Dookies are celebrating a hard-fought win in one of the best NCAA basketball national championship games ever, over an amazing underdog Butler team, is especially galling. I'm no fan of Duke, but good grief, you McClatchy-owned morons, let them have their day. You certainly lick Coach K's shoes every other day of the year.
Not sure you’re keeping up with these anymore, but here’s a Duke LAX ping.
I would not allow any kid of mine to go to school anywhere within 50 miles of Durham NC after that. Duke University is complicit in whatever is going on in Durham NC by its not having moved since all of that and I wouldn't want anything to do with it.
I hope the coach took Dook for everything. And if he would not have won the case, Dook would never have settled out of court.
Butler was the better team too.
I think the two teams, on this one night at least, were fairly evenly matched. If you watched the game, you saw that with about three minutes to go Kyle Singer was called for traveling when it appeared to me that he would not have traveled if he had not been fouled by the Butler player. He was right under Duke’s basket, and, had Duke converted at that end (or converted two free throws), they would have been up by 7 and the end of the game might have been very different. Of course, Butler played brilliantly after that and scored the next two baskets, cutting Duke’s lead to 1, but it is unfair to say that Butler was the better team just because you do not like Duke. I am a NCSU fan, but I was pulling for UNC in the NIT title game the other night!
More BS from BS. How original?!
“Me? I’d have offered him a can of sardines and some soda crackers, a Coca-Cola and a map back to Rhode Island.”
They seek payback, not pay
News & Observer, The (Raleigh, NC) - Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Author: Barry Saunders , Staff Writer
Only a heartless misanthrope would argue against giving something to the dear, sweet former Duke lacrosse players who have been through such an ordeal.
Why, I think one of them even spent an hour in custody — not in jail, but waiting for a magistrate to finish his lunch so daddykins could post bail.
The players are asking for $30 million. That seems a bit high for the inconvenience they suffered, but they certainly deserve some recompense. After all, the strippers they hired didn’t even finish their hootchy-kootchy dance.
How about a compromise figure? Instead of $30 million, how about a fish sandwich, a Yoo-hoo and a one-way Greyhound bus ticket?
So he is left to argue that the coach should have been terminated and slandered because his players hired a couple of strippers and, on at least one occasion, engaged in underaged drinking and public urination.
By those standards, every coach, administrator and faculty member of every college in the country should be terminated forthwith. The editors of the N&O would probably not survive the revelations about last year's Christmas Party, either...
Agree with you. Thank you for posting your comments.
I’m at Duke.. What the faculty did to this man was no less than a mob lynching party without the facts. My only problem is that much of the faculties opinions were based upon the DA providing mis-information and not doing his job.
I hate to admit it, but didn’t UNC beat Duke every time this year! I live in Duke Forest between UNC and Duke. Get it from both sides!
Full of hate and vindictiveness?
To feed resentment?
To defend Duke's bigoted faculty?
Are there vile bigots over there in R/D, or in academia?
Another lib upset that Coach K’s team won last night
Still keeping up with it ping.
“I hope the coach took Dook for everything. And if he would not have won the case, Dook would never have settled out of court.”
Those of us watching the events unfold at the time were able to figure out what was really going on almost immediately. Why couldn’t these PhD geniuses?
Being misled by Nifong is no excuse for their being complete politically correct fools.
The judge had ordered the start of discovery, and Burness was scheduled for depo by mid-April.
Hence the settlement. Duke can't afford to go through discovery / depos in any of the LAX-related suits.
Barry Saunders can ESAD as far as I am concerned.
Abb, you forgot to ping us to the thread where he condemned precious for trying to burn her apartment with her parents and children inside. He did write one, didn’t he? /s