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Lacrosse Update

The main news from lacrosse is this: both indicted players have been
suspended from Duke. And both claim they have alibis. Reade
Seligmann has receipts from a bank machine and the time stamp from his key card
at his dorm, and a taxi driver who says he gave him a ride.

And Colin Finerty says he was at a restaurant, although
there's no indication yet that he can verify it. MSNBC's Dan Abrams (a
Duke grad), has copies of the photos and
says that Finerty appears in none of
them.

Abrams, a former attorney, says that "[y]ou could
argue that something might have happened in that period between 12:10 and 12:30.
The defense would say, though, that because she's smiling in the photo taken at
12:31, it would be hard to believe that she had been brutally raped."

And speaking of Finerty, as you may recall, he got in
trouble in D.C. for assaulting a guy by the name of Jeffrey O. Bloxsom.
Bloxsom's attorney says he is now considering a civil suit. At this point,
that's bound to be an afterthought at best.

Those players who decide to transfer may not have an easy
time of it: Syracuse, for one, has said they
will not accept any lacrosse transfers from Duke.