Thursday, July 05, 2007

INNOCENT: A Great Duke Story at Johnsville

"... these three individuals [David Evans, Collin Finnerty and Reade Seligmann,] are innocent of these charges."

North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper, Apr. 11, 2007

In case you haven’t yet heard about it, there’s a great Duke story over at The Johnsville News. (You may need to scroll down)

It’s headed “All-ACC Academic Men’s Lacrosse Team” and begins:

All four league schools competing in men's lacrosse are represented on the inaugural team with Duke placing a league-high 15 student-athletes on the list. ( bold by TJN but I would have bolded it too. Who wouldn’t? - JinC )
Who would have believed that after all the slander and libel those students endured; after they were abandoned by Duke’s Dick Brodhead, the University’s President; by Duke’s Trustees; by the administrators who comprise “Dick’s senior team;” by all but a handful of faculty while viciously attacked by many faculty; after being trashed in the media and realizing the Durham Police Department was repeatedly lying about and endangering them in response to which their University and its Police Department said nothing; and having good cause to fear for their physical safety; those 15 students never the less achieved academic distinction and played on a championship team?

What those 15 young men achieved is testimony to the best that youth can be.

For that they deserve not only our praise, but our gratitude.

TJN’s post lists the 15 players along with their majors.

TJN remains one of my “must visit daily” blogs.

Final words: Go Devils!


Anonymous said...


You have got to be kidding. The All ACC Academic LAX Team? Who comes up with this stuff? There are only four teams in the ACC that even play LAX. How many kids are on the "academic" team? 60? What GPA do you need to be "selected" for the team? 2.0?

JWM said...

Anon@ 12:54,

Read Johnsville's post. It includes criteria for selection.