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...Meanwhile, In Lexington....

Whatever you think of the situation at UConn, there at least is some concern
about the state of the program and the way things are done. We're not sure
you can say that right now about Kentucky basketball.

We told you of the reaction from the camp of the woman who alleges she was
raped, that her
attorneys believed there were serious irregularities in how the police handled
the investigation.

Traci Boyd, who along with her husband and law partner Matthew, are handling
the case, has more to say.

  • "[We are] shocked, outraged, appalled. Nothing about this case has been handled in a normal fashion. Everything has been abnormal."
  • "The only reason I can think of is who the suspect is. He's somebody who is important and well-liked and well-loved in this community. No one wants to believe that this happened. I'm sure that's not a popular thing for me to say."
  • "The police passed the buck to the county attorney, and the county attorney is passing the buck to somebody
    else. Nobody wants to make a decision, and I guess that's because it's not a popular decision to make."

No doubt. Boyd, whose house was burgled during the investigation, a
crime she believed was committed by someone who had an interest either in the
case or in intimidating her, is finding out what others who have had legal
brushes with Kentucky basketball have found out: unless, as Edwin Edwards
once famously said about Louisiana politics, there's a dead girl or a live boy
involved, in a town where the police chief personally calls the basketball coach
to inform him of a problem, where the police allegedly don't bother to
investigate a crime scene, interview the suspect, complete DNA tests, or report
the results of the drug test for the presence of date rape drugs honestly, you
have to be pretty audacious to hope for justice.

Add in that county attorney Margaret Kannensohn is a politically ambitious
woman (she's already run for Congress once) who we suspect understands that
political reality in the Commonwealth of Kentucky means that you have to choose
between prosecuting University of Kentucky athletes or holding elective office,
and your chances of success are virtually nil.