Celebration! The Duke lacrosse players (and their loved ones) received wonderful news - the criminal charges against them have been dropped. The statement made by Roy Cooper - the Attorney General of North Carolina - is worth a watch.
I tend to agree with CNN's Jeff Tobin (the legal analyst) who advised the stoic young men to take the high road, get on with their lives, and not pursue civil litigation against the school, Nifong, and the accuser.
But a very public apology (newspaper ad? press conference? groveling on a talk radio show?) from the large cast of academics, who took it to the streets to slander the trio, would be in order. Let's see ... I select Houston "Distinguished University Professor"* Baker to issue the mea culpa given the fatuously irrational letter he scribbled.
Update: Speaking of the apology fad, Jason Whitlock, the gifted sports writer and bold social critic, shares his thoughts on the I-Man/Rutgers show.
On Second Thought:Boston Herald columnist Howie Carr had a very personal encounter with Don Imus. Maybe the Dukies should pay a visit to the offices of Alan Dershowitz.
Amen, Jemele: "I can't deny that your race, gender and class have everything to do with how you were treated then and how you are treated now. Some people believe white men are exempt from sympathy and incapable of being maligned, so they will not swallow their pride and offer you the decency you should have received in the first place."