Monday, May 15, 2006

Another Duke Player Indicted

When Reade Seligmann and Collin Finnerty were indicted a little less than a month ago, District Attorney Mike Nifong promised to continue the investigation to get enough evidence to indict the 3rd attacker in the alleged rape of a 27-year-old black student at North Carolina Central University. Nifong appears to have followed through on that promise, as he sought and got an indictment today against a 3rd Duke lacrosse player, David Evans, who just graduated from Duke on Saturday. Evans strongly professed his innocence today in a press conference before he turned himself in to the authorities.

My reaction to this indictment is exactly the same as when the first two players were indicted. I have no opinion on the indictment because I have no idea what kind of evidence the prosecutors have against Evans, and anyone in the media who thinks they know what kind of case the prosecutors have against Evans is kidding themselves.