Accused Lacrosse Players Speak on 60 Minutes

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The three Duke University athletes last night gave their first public interviews since they were accused of raping an exotic dancer in an off-campus house last spring. In their interviews, part of a sympathetic 60 Minutes program, the players complained that the investigation against them has damaged their lives beyond repair, the Chronicle reports. A Chronicle editorial says that the broadcast may help the rest of the world understand why "many if not most Duke students" side with the players. "Over the past six months, 60 Minutes has examined nearly the entire case file," said the student paper's television reporter. "The evidence we've seen … raises serious concerns about whether or not a rape even occurred," said 60 Minutes reporter Ed Bradley.