Unindicted Duke lacrosse players sue school

February 21, 2008 8:09:38 AM PST
More than three dozen current and former Duke lacrosse players claim in a lawsuit they suffered emotional distress during the prosecution of a false rape allegation.Attorneys are filing the federal lawsuit Thursday in North Carolina.

The 38 players involved in the lawsuit weren't indicted in the case. But they accuse the university, the city of Durham and others of fraud, abuse, and breach of duty for supporting the prosecution of the case.

Former District Attorney Mike Nifong led the prosecution against three players on rape charges, but state prosecutors later cleared the men of any wrongdoing. He was later disbarred and resigned from office.