GERAGOS: The opposite -- I think the idea that they suspended this lacrosse program, that the coach was forced to resign and these three students were presumed guilty, I think it's outrageous.
I don't know why anybody would want to go to a school where the president took that kind of outrageous action, as opposed to getting to the bottom to of this.
What happens -- you know, what if it turns out that this is a false allegation?
What do you do with the coach?
What do you do with the program?
What do you do with the three students?
Who do you go at that point to say, hey, I'm sorry, we just destroyed all your lives?
The above is from a transcript of King’s Apr. 10, 2006 Larry King Live.
A few hours before King's show aired, attorneys for the 46 white students on the 2006 Men’s lacrosse team announced the State lab results of DNA testing were negative for all the students.
Nifong’s office, when requesting the DNA testing, had told the court the results would immediately identify those innocent of what we now know was a false charge.
Nifong ignored the DNA results and said he was going on with the case anyway.
On Apr. 17, one week to the day the DNA results were made public (Nifong had known them since Mar. 28), Nifong arranged to have two Duke students indicted in what by then was a transparent frame-up attempt.
Did Duke’s trustees know what was going on by Apr. 17?
They had to unless they were willfully blind.
Hat tip to Anon @ 6:44 on the thread of Attorney Spilbor Proves Duke's Trustees Knew.
Anon provided both the transcript link and Geragos excerpt.