Pressler's recollection of Alleva's comments: On April 5, Pressler says, Duke athletic director Joe Alleva called him in and said, "Mike, I've got to let you go."The Sports Illustrated website does not yet have the article posted. It is, however, being discussed at the LS Forum.
"But Joe," Pressler pleaded. "You stood up before my players and said you believe it never happened. The DNA is coming back any day. Wait for the truth."
"It's not about the truth anymore," Pressler says Alleva told him. "Its about the faculty, the NAACP, and the special interest groups."
Thursday, April 19, 2007
This week's Sports Illustrated print edition features an interview with former Duke lacrosse coach Mike Pressler. The article, written by SI senior writer Rick Reilly, offers explosive details on the firing of Pressler by Duke Athletic Director Joe Alleva.