Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by silver&gold, Mar 14, 2016.
Duke lacrosse players had money for lawyers.
Nothing more satisfying than the exoneration of those players.
That was such a compelling 30 for 30. By far the best sports programming show on the air.
The Duke case was much more agregious and involved prosecutorial misconduct. DA Keenan didn't prosecute at all, but certainly F'd CU. Many other parallels however. I'd love to read the depositions again from the Simpson case, but can't find them online anymore. They were a game changer for me in how I came to view that whole episode as a travesty.
I was thinking the same thing, but the main difference is Nifong. We didn't have a court case that was thrown out due to someone's, such as Nifong, misconduct. Ours was settled out of court, allowing the guilty stench to linger around the program, rendering us guilty in the court of public opinion. ...and then throw in those phone calls to that escort service... ...and the knida... ....ugh what a ****ing terrible time for CU...
The main similarity was the media. The rush to judgment because college athletes being rapey fits so well with what many believe to be true and no one wants to be seen as standing up for accused rapists.
Haven't seen the 30 for 30 yet, want to.
What the CU administration did in terms of destroying the program and costing literally millions of dollars for the university in lost revenues and donations.
What makes me even madder is the damage they did to the reputations of a group of young men who had nothing to do with anything illegal or immoral. Had they even tried to look at what really happened these players wouldn't have been soiled by that mess. Instead Byrny (sp.) the regent played along with Byrny (sp.) the slimeball lawyer who used a slimball DA (Keenan) and slimball reporter (Woodward) to set themselves up to make a bunch of money off the university without regard to the truth or who got hurt in the process.
I saw it last night and it was excellent. 30 for 30 is the best. And yes, there are some similarities, though the Duke case was worse. It seems to me that Nifong should have had to do some serious prison time.
Yeah that 1 day of jail time was a joke.
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