A Duke lacrosse parent describes how Duke President, Richard "Brutus" Brodhead, stabbed the team in the back:
How could Duke take such a radical turn…moving from "we believe you are innocent" to issuing a statement that all but declared the team was guilty? We now know that Brodhead caved to a small but very vocal group of professors who wanted to drive athletic teams off the campus. At a faculty meeting that Friday afternoon and another meeting with faculty that Saturday morning, Brodhead was severely criticized for not forcing the team to cooperate with the investigation and for not disbanding the team. Instead of explaining to these officials the constitutional rights of their own students, Brodhead caved to their pressure and took the side of the mob. He has been there ever since.
Brutus is a very sincere man. He truly believes that his role in
Clarifying the Record [Durham-In-Wonderland, Sept. 15, 2006]