The exonerated

April 12, 2007|By Jeff Baker | Jeff Baker,Sun Staff

David F. Evans

Bethesda's Evans graduated from Duke last year and, according to relatives, has been working for a communications firm. He was the only player to publicly address the media the day he was charged, saying: "You have all been told some fantastic lies."

Evans is the son of Washington attorney David Evans and Rae Evans, founder of a Washington-based lobbying and consulting firm.

Evans graduated in 2002 from Landon, an all-boys school in Bethesda. He was a member of one of Landon's best lacrosse teams, the 2002 squad that went 20-0.

Collin Finnerty

Finnerty of Garden City, N.Y., would have been a junior if he had returned to Duke this year. He declined a January invitation to return to the school because, his mother said, it wasn't a realistic option with serious charges still pending against him.

Finnerty has taken classes near his home and has been coaching high school lacrosse.

Last year, Finnerty was sentenced to six months' probation in a misdemeanor simple assault case. A man testified during the trial that Finnerty and others taunted him and made mocking references to homosexuality in Washington's Georgetown neighborhood.

Reade Seligmann

Seligmann of Essex Fells, N.J., would also have been a Duke junior. His family said in a January statement that it looked forward "to the day when he can return to living a normal life and continuing his education as a full-time student."

After he was charged, Seligmann's attorneys outlined an alibi window - using security-camera photos and cell phone records - that they said showed he couldn't have committed the alleged offenses.

Seligmann attended the exclusive Delbarton School in Morristown, N.J.

[Jeff Barker]

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