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Duke Players' Lawyers Say DNA Doesn't Match

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Duke Players' Lawyers Say DNA Doesn't Match

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Duke Players' Lawyers Say DNA Doesn't Match

Duke Players' Lawyers Say DNA Doesn't Match

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DNA tests from members of the Duke University lacrosse team accused of rape are negative, say the players' defense lawyers. Last month, a woman said several players raped her at a party where she was to perform as an exotic dancer. The district attorney has refused to release or comment on the DNA tests.

The tests were performed by the North Carolina crime lab. No charges have been filed in the case, and lawyers for the team members say they did not commit a crime.

In addition to canceling the remainder of the lacrosse season, Duke's president suspended a player who sent out an email after the party, in which he threatened to invite a stripper to his dorm room, kill her, and mutilate her body.