“It has become increasingly apparent, during the course of this week, in some ways that it might not have been before, that my presence as the district attorney in Durham is not furthering the cause of justice,” Mr. Nifong said. “...It is not fair for the people of my community to be represented by someone who is not held in high esteem by either the members of the community or the members of the profession.”
"I’ve talked with Mr. Nifong, and he has told me [that] in light of the findings of fact this commission has made — and he’s told me that he believes this has been a fair and full hearing of the facts — that he believes that disbarment is the appropriate punishment in this case,” defense attorney David Freedman said.
"I would be surprised if the saga of Mike Nifong is over," said Joseph B. Cheshire V, one of the defense lawyers. "His continued efforts to smear the members of the Duke lacrosse team ... did not endear him to the players' families or anyone he hurt in this."
"I don't think any of us are done with Mr. Nifong yet," said Jim Cooney, Seligmann's attorney.
"In our judgment, this moved from mere incompetence into a cold-blooded frame as last year wore on." - Jim Cooney, cleared player Reade Seligmann's attorney.
"The players' defense attorneys have pledged to seek criminal contempt charges this week." AP