“We’re sensitive to the fact that [Bo Carrington and Steve Schoeffel] and others believe that an apology is appropriate. That has not yet been determined to be the position of the university.” -- John Burness, Duke University Senior Vice President for Public Affairs [Daily Progress interview]
April 9, 2007
Burness said there is a segment of the population that has asked him if Duke will apologize to the players if their legal problems disappear. "I said," Burness replied, "for what?" [Newsday interview]
April 10, 2007
"I apologize for the content and tone of my comments. They are not consistent with the viewpoint or sentiment of the leadership of Duke University." [Newsday interview]
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