SI.com: Report: Duke to Investigate Sexual Assault Allegation Against Former Player
Duke is investigating a sexual assault allegation made against a former player, according to ESPN's Myron Medcalf. The identity of the player is presently unknown, but the incident allegedly occurred in 1999.
Former Duke student Meredith Watson claimed she was raped by a member of the basketball team in 1999, per her attorney's statement. Watson also claimed Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax raped her during her time as a student.
"Ms. Watson was raped by a basketball player during her sophomore year at Duke," the statement said. "She went to the Dean, who provided no help and discouraged her from pursuing the claim further.