February 11th, 2019 | by CollegeAD

The sexual assault allegation made recently against a former Duke men’s basketball player is being investigated, the university announced Saturday. In a series of statements released Friday through her attorney, Meredith Watson said a former Duke basketball player raped her in 1999. Watson also has said that Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax sexually assaulted her on Duke’s campus in Durham, North Carolina, when they were both students in 2000. The identity of the men’s basketball player facing the allegation is not known. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said both he and the university understand the severity of the matter. Duke distributed a statement after the Virginia game, detailing its intent to investigate the claims. “Duke first learned of the allegations involving a student-athlete last night when they were reported by the media,” the statement said. “Coach Krzyzewski confirms that he had no knowledge of the alleged conduct from 1999. The university is looking into the matter and will have no further comment at this time.” -Myron Metcalf, ESPN, Read More

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