DNA test results released today indicated that not one member of the Duke University's lacrosse team committed rape against an exotic dancer who was in performing at a team party.
The woman, who is a North Carolina Central University student, told police that she was performing as an exotic dancer at a March 13 party attended by lacrosse team members when she was pulled into a bathroom, beaten and raped by three men.
Time will tell how this will play out, but you can bet that these young men's college life has been disrupted, perhaps beyond repair.
Civil suits against the young woman might send the message not to make false charges against people. Perhaps the district attorney should consider charges against the woman for making a false report.
Did things possibly get out of hand at the party? Probably. But accusing three young men of rape went way over the line.
Perhaps Duke University needs to take a more active roll in what it's athletes are doing on their spare time. After all, incidents like this will hurt the university, the athletes, and many others, no matter whether they are true or not.