By Collin Blinkley, Mike Wagner, Jill Riepenhoff, & Sara Gregory at The Columbus Dispatch
The chants of “no means no” echoed through Duke University’s storied basketball arena when Maryland basketball player Dezmine Wells stepped to the foul line.
The taunts by opposing fans were aimed at the man who had been branded a rapist the previous year after Xavier University expelled him for allegedly sexually assaulting a female student.
But the case against the prominent athlete fell apart. Local investigators didn’t believe the accuser’s story. A grand jury chose not to indict him on a criminal charge. And a local prosecutor known for being tough on criminals has called the college’s rush to judgment and disciplinary process “a joke...