Duke Lacrosse Coach Resigns; Post-Party E-mail Revealed
Update: Ryan McFadyen, the lacrosse player who lived in the dorm who wrote the email described below has been suspended from Duke.
The coach of the Duke lacrosse team has resigned. The Dean cancelled the team games for the rest of the season. This is on the heels of new developments in the lacrosse players' alleged rape case. The Court unsealed and Smoking Gun has published the search warrant affidavit and search warrant return for the dorm room and vehicle that was searched by police on March 27.
Less than an hour after a woman said she was raped at a Duke University lacrosse party, authorities say one of the team's players sent an e-mail message in which he talked about hiring strippers and killing them.
A lawyer representing one of the team's members said the e-mail, while in bad taste, does not show that a crime happened at the house, and in fact could help show what team members have said -- that no assault happened.
Another defense attorney agrees:
Joe Cheshire, a lawyer representing one of the team captains, said the e-mail helps support the team's story. Team members told police, according to Cheshire, that they hired women to dance and those women left the party early.
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