Duke Defends Actions in Player’s Dismissal

Marc Tracy, New York Times, March 3, 2015

One day after a report suggested that Duke’s athletic department knew of two sexual assault allegations against the junior guard Rasheed Sulaimon for as long as 10 months before his dismissal from the team, the program’s athletic director attempted to tamp down speculation that Coach Mike Krzyzewski, or any other athletic official, had mishandled the case.

“Coach Krzyzewski and his staff understand and have fulfilled their responsibilities to the university, its students and the community,” Athletic Director Kevin White said in a statement. {snip}

On Monday, the student newspaper, The Duke Chronicle, reported that allegations against Sulaimon by two female students became known to members of the athletic department as early as March 2014. Sulaimon was dismissed Jan. 29, becoming the first player to be discharged in Krzyzewski’s 35-year tenure.

Rasheed Sulaimon

Rasheed Sulaimon

During a conference call with Atlantic Coast Conference coaches Monday, Krzyzewski declined to comment. The university, citing student confidentiality in a statement Monday, said it “takes immediate action when it receives reports of alleged sexual misconduct or other violations of the student conduct code.”

According to The Chronicle, an anonymous “former affiliate” of Duke basketball conveyed the allegations, which were lodged separately by the two students, at two Duke diversity retreats, to the team psychologist. Subsequently, the affiliate told The Chronicle, Krzyzewski, three assistant coaches and other athletics officials, including White, were told of the allegations.

Citing “sources close to the women,” The Chronicle reported that the immense popularity of Duke basketball had played a role in their decision not to file complaints with law enforcement or the Office of Student Conduct.


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  • This is perhaps one of the main drivers behind all this hoopla over “rape culture.” It’s a LOOK SQUIRREL to make people think about mythical Haven Monahan and not think about black scholarship “afweets.”

    • Dwight

      All the rape stats are probably just hoopla too. Seems so out of character for black males.

      • Harley Sims

        The women, they’re all liars, I tell ya.

        • Fletch

          I’ll second that.

  • MekongDelta69

    No, no, NO – Duke is correct.

    ONLY black players are allowed to catch a break at Duke.

    Duke is only allowed to hang innocent White players (think the Duke Lacrosse Team).

    This is known as “hi-err ed-ju-mah-kay-shun”.

    • Oil Can Harry

      Where are all the Duke University profs and students who marched against the totally innocent and white Duke Lacrosse team?

      • MekongDelta69

        Hiding under their desks…

        • libertarian1234

          My guess is that they’re too stoned to respond.

          People that hold the views they do can’t really be drug-free and/or sober.

      • libertarian1234


  • LHathaway

    Looking at the way Duke treats it’s athletes I can only say there IS a lot of racism at Duke, dtop to bottom. Sexism, too. I didn’t need to read this article to know what. It did remind me, though.

    • John Smith

      Anti-white racism.

  • Doomispixulated

    I wonder what his 127 word essay topic was…

  • Dwight

    Poor mistreated athletes. They just can’t catch a break.


  • Dave West

    So as it turns out “rape culture on campus” is really black rape culture on campus.

    “But, but, but …………… what about “racist” frat parties?”

    • Harley Sims

      I think you’ve got it Mr. West.

  • E_Pluribus_Pluribus

    A difference with the Duke Lacrosse rape hoax of 2007: The accuser in that case went immediately to the police:

    March 13, 2006 — Duke University lacrosse players throw a party at an off-campus house, hiring two strippers.

    March 14 — One of the dancers tells Durham, N.C., police she was forced into a bathroom by three men and beaten, raped and sodomized.

    * * *

    In the Sulaimon incident(s): “…the immense popularity of Duke basketball had played a role in their [the accusers’] decision not to file complaints with law enforcement or the Office of Student Conduct.”

    It’s not clear from the article above [as excerpted by AmRen] how and in what form the allegations were made.

    • Fletch

      The accuser in the lacrosse case was also black. Black female gang raped by white guys? Umm … no.

      • John Smith

        Especially not the one in that case – I can’t even imagine who paid her to strip at the party unless they had a blind guy on the team.

        • The party organizers wanted to hire two strippers and said they didn’t want any blacks. The “escort” service told them they would be getting one black gal, “take it or leave it.” Had that been me, I’d have told the punk over the phone that if I wanted to look at naked black chicks, I could drive to the library and sort through their copies of “National Geographic” for free.

          • Robert Smith

            One will be fine.

          • John Smith

            I would’ve just paid her and told her to go home. Nothing would crash a guy’s woody like a naked mandinga.

    • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

      WHo would want to rape a negress. YUCCCCKKKK!!!

  • Dan B. Cooper

    Fellow Southerners: boycott Fox News

    • Cheri Rodriguez

      Boycott anything black.

      • For God’s sake, turn off your TV.

        • One gets a heck of a lot of productive work done at home after one gives up on TV.

          • Cheri Rodriguez

            Never. I need to see what kind of propaganda is being thrown at Whites (see answer to Mike Conrad above).

        • Cheri Rodriguez

          (a) I watch about 4 hours a week (if that).
          (b) I watch classic TV from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. Maybe a baseball game too.
          (c) I get to monitor TV commercials for race-traitor stuff. Some company is pairing White females with black males in their ads? I don’t shop there and I let corporate know why.

      • IstvanIN

        He seems to be on 12 hours a day!

  • dd121

    If blacks want to avoid outcomes that have “disparate” impact, then stop acting disparate.

  • libertarian1234

    Where are all the slimy little professors who took out a full page ad and condemned the innocent Duke La Crosse players although the evidence wasn’t in yet and when it was investigated the case turned out to be a vicious hoax?

    Where are they at?

    Let me get this straight. These academic fools are eager and ready to railroad innocent white La Crosse players, but there’s not a peep from any of them when this black commits atrocious sexual assaults?

    Academics are getting the reputation for being closed-minded bigots and liars.

    Who needs them? Instructors are a dime a dozen.

    • LHathaway

      They also Somehow portrayed this as part of a pattern, white boys raping black girls, as if they fully believe this to be gospel. I really don’t know where these people have been during the last 150 years, if not longer. Black girls allowing White men to have sex with them? It must be 15 to 1 in the other direction. The rapes travel almost exclusively the same direction as well. If one listened to these educators, and the media who discuss these things, one would come to a conclusion diametrically opposite of the truth. That’s pretty much ‘getting an education’ in this country: White men are privileged and do bad things. White women and men of color are all victims.

    • Blackfish

      Unfortunately many of them have tenure and cannot be fired! The tenure system is rotting higher education in this country.

      Can you imagine any Fortune 500 company having a similar practice?? They would not be in the Fortune 500 much longer.


    The allegations were lodged at two Duke “diversity retreats.” So diversity retreats can serve a useful purpose after all.

  • Alex Dihes

    My Talmud

    “Mr. Beiner Boehner, do you have an opinion on this issue?”
    “I do,” Mr. Obama, “but I disagree with it!”

  • Hammerheart

    They want rape culture to be perpetuated by white males. In reality, it’s the Trayvons and Mohammeds that are respnsible. Not a great narrative.

  • RacialRay

    One white woman’s rape is just another black man’s reparations.

    Give it time, folks. Slavery was only outlawed in this country 155 years ago. You can’t expect blacks to acclimate to civilized society in just, oh, ten generations, give or take.

  • j.veritas

    My wife is Puerto Rican, so my daughter is half PR and half Italian American. I want her to go to Duke. Her grades and SATs are very strong, but I’ll play the diversity card the whole way in order to get her acceptance. And then when she gets in it’s Trojan Horse time.

    • Yancy Derringer

      That’s when you pop out?

      • j.veritas

        That’s when conservative values go to work against the corrupt Political Correctness of Duke. Thought that was obvious. They think they are getting Sotamayor. They will be getting WFB’s daughter, if he had a daughter.

    • I met some Duke students in Nanjing, China in 1987. They seemed nice, bright college students to me. Unfortunately, this is not 1987, but 28 years later.

    • jayvbellis

      Yes, this is the way to go.

      Go for it!

      We have to stop being so nice, honest and GD fair.

      It’s a corrupt world, we need to start learning how to lie a bit like our enemies.

      Let’s start learning how to play the name changing game.

      If an Hispanic surname is the ticket to wealth and power – sure, do it.

      Look at the hit show better Call Saul. If talented artists on our side have to have a name of the tribe to make it in Hollywood…..

      Better call Saul and make a legal name change.

      The honest, all White world of Leave it to beaver , Ike’s America is long gone folks.

      Better Call Saul.

    • IstvanIN

      White Puerto Rican?

  • MBlanc46

    Railroad an entire white team. Try to let a black guy skate by. The only surprise is that they did ultimately suspend him.

    • Blackfish

      The Duke basketball program generates millions of dollars and a great deal of favorable publicity for the school. The lacrosse team, not so much. It therefore cost the school administrators nothing to hang them out to dry and gave the faculty a chance to preen about “white privilege” and the evils of racism.

      • NoMosqueHere

        Lacrosse is a white sport…for now.

  • LHathaway

    I’ve heard you sign some of relationship contract.

  • John Smith

    If he was a white lacrosse player, they’d sure publicize the hell out of it.

    I’m betting both women assaulted were white.

  • Unless I am very much mistaken, covering up evidence of a felony constitutes “obstruction of justice” and “conspiracy after the fact”, both of which are also felonies.

    • bv

      Mr. Scott the facts and truth do not matter if the accused is Black.

      Whites throw the book them. Blacks defend them even if they’re guilty. That’s the way if the Marxist world.

  • disqus_Xz3UA6obwj

    Yet they were so quick to throw their lacrosse team under the bus. Money trumps morals at Duke.