First Duke Post For Awhile
It doesn't mean he's guilty, but it certainly makes me a little prejudiced against Mr. Finnerty:
One of two Duke University lacrosse players charged with raping a stripper could face new legal trouble in an unrelated assault gay bashing case from November.
Collin Finnerty, 19, of Garden City, N.Y., was due in D.C. Superior Court today for a hearing to determine whether he violated the conditions of a diversion program he entered after being charged in that case.
Finnerty and two other high school men were accused of punching Jeffrey O. Bloxgom in the face and body after he told them to "stop calling him gay and other derogatory names," last November, according to court documents.
Under the terms of the diversion program, the charges would be dismissed after Finnerty completed of 25 hours of community service.
The agreement also called for Finnerty to refrain from committing any criminal offense.
"We're considering revocation of the diversion," said Channing Phillips, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Calls to Steven J. McCool, who is representing Finnerty in the Georgetown case, and Bill Cotter, his Durham, N.C. attorney, were not returned Monday.
Authorities believe Finnerty and Duke teammate Reade Seligmann of Essex Fells, N.J., were two of the three white men who a 27-year-old black woman says raped her in a bathroom of a house March 13 during an off-campus party. They were indicted on rape charges last week.