Rape Probe Ices Duke's Lacrosse Team
Mar. 29, 2006
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) _ Duke University's highly ranked lacrosse team won't play again this season until school administrators learn more about allegations that several team members raped an exotic dancer at an off-campus party, the school said Tuesday.
President Richard Brodhead decided to suspend the team from play ``until there is a clearer resolution of the legal situation involving team members,'' the university said.
No one has been charged in the case, which has roiled the campus, raised racial tensions and heightened antagonism between the affluent students at Duke, which costs about $43,000 a year, and the city of Durham, which has a large population of poor people and is about evenly divided between white and black.