DNA Tests Clear Duke Lacrosse Players?
That's what their attorneys are claiming
, anyway.Citing DNA test results delivered by the state crime lab to police and prosecutors a few hours earlier, the attorneys said the test results prove their clients did not sexually assault and beat a stripper hired to perform at a March 13 team party.
No charges have been filed in the case.
Same story here
There are of course other possibilities, such as that they might have used condoms, but presumably the reason the DNA tests were ordered was because the stripper (at least they don't bother with the "exotic dancer" euphemism) said they hadn't.
This story continues to get weirder. I highlighted the email
that one of the players wrote shortly after the party about wanting to kill the next stripper that performed for them. While I pointed out that it indicated a willingness to assault a stripper, it also could indicate that there were bad feelings on both sides of this dispute; that perhaps the girls were angry about rude treatment (short of rape and assault) and the lacrosse players were angry about perceived shortcomings of the stripper's performance.