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Duke University President Apologizes to Lacrosse Players
FoxNews ^ | 9/29/07 | AP

Posted on 09/29/2007 12:43:28 PM PDT by Eccl 10:2

DURHAM, N.C. — Duke University President Richard Brodhead apologized Saturday for not better supporting the men's lacrosse players falsely accused in last year's highly publicized rape scandal. "Given the complexities of this case, getting the communication right would never have been easy," Brodhead said. "But the fact is that we did not get it right, causing the families to feel abandoned when they were most in need of support. This was a mistake. I take responsibility for it and I apologize for it."

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KEYWORDS: 88; academia; apology; brodhead; duke; duke88; dukelax; dukeu
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Resignation is the only course, after he accepts the resignation of each and every of the Duke 88.

Every one. No exceptions.

1 posted on 09/29/2007 12:43:32 PM PDT by Eccl 10:2
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To: Eccl 10:2

That’s not an apology (too many months late and on a Saturday to boot), it’s an insult.


2 posted on 09/29/2007 12:45:23 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: Eccl 10:2

You apologize for an honest mistake. You pay for a deliberate one.


3 posted on 09/29/2007 12:46:18 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Eccl 10:2

Their knee-jerk reaction was due to extreme PC-ness, which only the most erudite liberals adhere to.


4 posted on 09/29/2007 12:46:49 PM PDT by Rennes Templar ("The future ain't what it used to be".........Yogi Berra)
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To: Eccl 10:2

Agreed. Brodhead is trying to put the best face on this in his statement, but his complicity in railroading the students was an egregious offense. He needs to go.


5 posted on 09/29/2007 12:47:13 PM PDT by JennysCool (Don't taze me, Bro!)
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To: Eccl 10:2

A mistake my right-leaning backside.


6 posted on 09/29/2007 12:47:44 PM PDT by YHAOS
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To: Eccl 10:2
Resignation is the only course, after he accepts the resignation of each and every of the Duke 88.

Amen

7 posted on 09/29/2007 12:47:46 PM PDT by Maynerd (Hilary = amnesty and socialized medicine)
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To: mewzilla

I agree with you. “DUKE” should have stayed away from judgement but political correctness did not let them. Scum!


8 posted on 09/29/2007 12:50:03 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: Eccl 10:2
i>"Given the complexities of this case, getting the communication right would never have been easy," Brodhead said. "But the fact is that we did not get it right, causing the families to feel abandoned when they were most in need of support. This was a mistake. I take responsibility for it and I apologize for it."

What complexities? Your guilty until proven innocent, or the fact that he allowed his faculty to slander innocent students as well as allow Black panthers radicals on campus to threaten them, all before they had any facts? I would have never settled! I would have sued Duke into bancruptcy!

9 posted on 09/29/2007 12:51:07 PM PDT by Bommer (“He that controls the spice controls the universe!” (unfortunately that spice is Nutmeg!))
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"Given the complexities of this case, getting the communication right would never have been easy,"

How about "people are entitled to the presumption of innocence." How hard is that, really?

10 posted on 09/29/2007 12:51:26 PM PDT by Bahbah
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To: Eccl 10:2
""Given the complexities of this case, getting the communication right would never have been easy," Brodhead said."

How difficult would it have been to say:"these young men are innocent until proven guilty"?
11 posted on 09/29/2007 12:51:42 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Eccl 10:2

Uh, how much later?

Donor$ must’ve gotten the me$$age thru, there’$ no other excu$e at thi$ late hour.


12 posted on 09/29/2007 12:51:42 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Bahbah

Great minds ....


13 posted on 09/29/2007 12:52:37 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Eccl 10:2
Not suprisingly, this "apology" came only days after word got out that the falsely accused Lacrosse players would be suing Duke.
14 posted on 09/29/2007 12:54:05 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo ("Hidin' in a corner ...of New York City, lookin' down a .44 in West Virginy")
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To: Eccl 10:2
Too damned late Brodhead!

Resign! The alumni should force his resignation along with the 88 leftist 'teachers.'

15 posted on 09/29/2007 12:55:26 PM PDT by fweingart (Tom Tancredo Will Get The Job Done!)
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To: Rennes Templar
. . . for not better supporting the men's lacrosse players . . . ???

It wasn't a matter of not supporting them. It was a matter of being a willing and anxious tool to Nifong in railroading them.

Recall the one of the remedies that Denny's Restaurant was forced into following their discrimination lawsuit by a black family some years ago (who went though nothing near what these boys did) was to require every Denny's Restaurant to put their staff through a diversity and sensitivity training course.

Accordingly, Duke needs to actively and appropriately dismantle the PC climate which led to this gross miscarriage of justice and cover-up of the truth. Nothing less will do. Resignation of the Duke 88 and the President would be a mere starting point.

16 posted on 09/29/2007 12:56:03 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: Eccl 10:2
One of the Gang of 88 apologized for his false and hurtful comments in the infamous ad against the students. I believe the one who recanted was an engineering prof. Most of the rest of them signed up for a SECOND ad, after NiFong had been taken off the case, basically thumbing their noses at the truth and at the lacrosse players.

So, I'd say if Duke is to attempt to become an honest University, that 87 professors plus President Brodhead should be outte there.

Congressman Billybob

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17 posted on 09/29/2007 12:56:13 PM PDT by Congressman Billybob (2008 IS HERE, NOW. www.ArmorforCongress.com)
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To: Eccl 10:2
U agree. I would make an exception for the one faculty member who a while back apologized.

Brodhead also canceled the entire lacrosse season. There was no reason for that. Subs could have easily been found. I have not heard of another case where three athletes have been accused of rape and then the college suspends the entire season. He certainly did not do it in another case where apparently a rape actually did take place.

Brodhead is a clown, has difficulty with rational thought, and lacks a sense of fairness.

18 posted on 09/29/2007 12:56:45 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

;)


19 posted on 09/29/2007 12:57:40 PM PDT by Bahbah
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To: Eccl 10:2
"causing the families to feel abandoned causing the families to feel abandoned

Wrong professor. They WERE abandoned.

20 posted on 09/29/2007 12:59:08 PM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear..on this good earth... I bid you stand! Men of the West!)
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To: Eccl 10:2

www.daylatedollarshort.com

LOL!!


21 posted on 09/29/2007 1:00:10 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: Eccl 10:2

Fire the 88 liberal idiots.


22 posted on 09/29/2007 1:00:52 PM PDT by Rosemont
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To: Eccl 10:2

“getting the communication right would never have been easy”

What “communication” did he get wrong? This is a lame apology.


23 posted on 09/29/2007 1:01:38 PM PDT by Roberts
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To: Eccl 10:2

**** him and his family.


24 posted on 09/29/2007 1:02:41 PM PDT by LibKill (Remember the Government MURDERED CHILDREN at Waco.)
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To: JennysCool
Brodhead is trying to put the best face on this in his statement,

Maybe he's trying desperately NOT to get sued!

25 posted on 09/29/2007 1:03:36 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Eccl 10:2

Had they not been pandering to blacks, this would nevewr happen.


26 posted on 09/29/2007 1:05:28 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (Buy a Mac ...)
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To: Bommer

fark is right. Duke sucks.


27 posted on 09/29/2007 1:08:20 PM PDT by steve8714
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To: Eccl 10:2

Isn’t duke being sued?


28 posted on 09/29/2007 1:10:52 PM PDT by Soul Seeker (A government that’s big enough to do everything for us is powerful enough to do anything to us.- F.T)
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To: Eccl 10:2

Now, if only Murtha would apologize.


29 posted on 09/29/2007 1:21:38 PM PDT by Bronzy
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To: Eccl 10:2

“But the fact is that we did not get it right”

You’ll get it right when you rid yourself of the faculty that “convicted” those players on the basis of racial politics.


30 posted on 09/29/2007 1:22:06 PM PDT by vetsvette (Bring Him Back)
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To: Eccl 10:2; mewzilla; LibWhacker

You three pretty much nail this issue, for me, in the first 3 comments. You’ve got to love Free Republic.


31 posted on 09/29/2007 1:23:45 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Guns themselves are fairly robust; their chief enemies are rust and politicians) (NRA)
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To: JennysCool

It was not a problem of “communication.” It was a problem of pre-judging in the worst way, assuming that because the coach and players were white, and the real culprit black, the former were naturally guilty. It’s too bad the settlement he reached with the players and the coach didn’t include individual public apologies and resignations by all 88 moronic faculty members who sided with the slut.


32 posted on 09/29/2007 1:24:55 PM PDT by LS (CNN is the Amtrak of News)
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To: Eccl 10:2

Too little, too late, who the F cares? This liberal scum bucket needs to crawl on his hands and knees and beg these young men’s forgiveness. They should then spit on him. He is scum. He and his bunch of so called teachers (teachers my ass)who lined up to pile on these guys.


33 posted on 09/29/2007 1:28:59 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (America's stupidity is overshadowed only by its pure stupidity.)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; KlueLass; ...

Too little, too late.


34 posted on 09/29/2007 1:33:21 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Wednesday, September 27, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Eccl 10:2
Apologies not accepted.

You allowed a lynch mob composed of a Liberal faculty and a black community of race-baiters to control your thoughts and actions. It probably suited you right down to the ground, anyway. The Duke Lacrosse team fit the Liberal template; a bunch of spoiled, bigoted, homophobic rich white boys, exploiters of the Proletariat, who were getting exactly what they had coming.

Let’s see. How does this work now? You go around to ten or so venues, prostrating yourself contritely before an unforgiving host who batters you with a wealth of hostile questions, inferences, and humiliating accusations. Then you get drummed out of polite society. Yeah – that’s how your cozy little Liberal Community does it. Pack your bags, President Brodhead, and hit the exile gauntlet. You can resign when you get back.

35 posted on 09/29/2007 1:34:09 PM PDT by YHAOS
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To: Eccl 10:2
He can thank his lucky as...ahh, stars that he’s not a pubbie - he’d have been tarred, feathered and rid on outta town long ago
36 posted on 09/29/2007 1:35:05 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ("...but you can't fool all of the people all of the time" LINCOLN)
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To: Eccl 10:2

“Given the complexities of this case, getting the communication right would never have been easy,” Brodhead said. “But the fact is that we did not get it right, causing the families to feel abandoned when they were most in need of support. This was a mistake. I take responsibility for it and I apologize for it.”

Wouldn’t accept his weasel words of an apology. A more accurate statement:

Due to the extraordinary cowardice and total lack of person and professional integrity of those of us whose first and only consideration is political correctness, and how other similarly politically correct people think of us, it was impossible for low-lifes such as us to even consider the possibility that three privileged white boys could be telling the truth, and that a minority woman might make false accusations (and everyone still knows no woman would make such false accusations, our PC feminist sisters have told us that for years), so I’m sure you understand (yes we do!), but since my job might still be in some jeopardy, I apologize if my actions were perceived by some to have caused them pain.


37 posted on 09/29/2007 1:37:10 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Eccl 10:2
The guy's gonna get heaved.
38 posted on 09/29/2007 1:38:34 PM PDT by damondonion
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To: JennysCool

Every time I see “Brodhead,” I think “Dickhead.”

I have been following this case from the get-go. It didn’t pass the smell test from day one.

I am re-reading “Until Proven Innocent.” They should make a movie from the book. Do you all have a nominee for Brodhead’s role.


39 posted on 09/29/2007 1:41:45 PM PDT by Lou in Mass.
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To: Eccl 10:2

So why does the liberal news media refuse to ask the Black Panthers to apologize?

What would the press be doing to the Christian Coalition, Moral Majority, or NRA if the roles were juxtaposed?


40 posted on 09/29/2007 1:44:56 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Eccl 10:2

It’s late, and it doesn’t give the boys back the money and time lost. The DA should be paying the boys half of his salary for the rest of his life.


41 posted on 09/29/2007 1:46:47 PM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: Eccl 10:2

I wonder if the school is looking at a huge lawsuit? I mean after all these months, why now? I thought Duke had given each accused player a large settlement? Maybe it’s coming from another direction....like the fired coach or the other players that were not accused. Strange...


42 posted on 09/29/2007 1:47:10 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: Eccl 10:2

I wonder if the school is looking at a huge lawsuit? I mean after all these months, why now? I thought Duke had given each accused player a large settlement? Maybe it’s coming from another direction....like the fired coach or the other players that were not accused. Strange...


43 posted on 09/29/2007 1:47:10 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: Eccl 10:2

Translation: “Please accept my insincere apologies and crocodile tears, everyone. If you do, maybe you won’t sue me and you donors will start giving us money again. Please, please don’t sue us.”


44 posted on 09/29/2007 1:54:47 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Eccl 10:2

None of them will leave. And stupid parents will continue to pay something like $45,000 a year so their kid can go to Duke and be brain-washed by the faculty and administration. But Duke is not the only one. Most US colleges and universities have the same level of ignorance and intellectual dishonesty among their faculties and administrators.


45 posted on 09/29/2007 1:55:16 PM PDT by pleikumud
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To: shield

IIRC, the school is looking at a *number* of huge lawsuits from all the unindicted players that they screwed over. Consider that many members of the lacrosse team that weren’t even at the event in question got flunked out by professors at Duke for no reason other than the fact that they were on the team - and the administration was complicit in that.


46 posted on 09/29/2007 1:56:42 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: pleikumud

Rumor has it that endowments and donations for Duke are down by an astonishing amount this year.

As is, apparently, applications.


47 posted on 09/29/2007 1:57:36 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Spktyr

Oh my, I didn’t realize that...


48 posted on 09/29/2007 1:59:35 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: Eccl 10:2

Feeling the heat from the alumni, Dick?


49 posted on 09/29/2007 1:59:43 PM PDT by Sue Perkick (And I hope that what I’ve done here today doesn’t force you to have a negative opinion of me….)
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To: 1stbn27; 2111USMC; 2nd Bn, 11th Mar; 68 grunt; A.A. Cunningham; ASOC; AirForceBrat23; Ajnin; ...

Interesting thread. Take a trip to Duke by way of Haditha.


50 posted on 09/29/2007 2:01:18 PM PDT by freema
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