The latest twist in the sex scandal of the Duke University lacrosse team was the choice for the lead at CBS and NBC.
A trio of players had been accused of an array of depraved behavior towards a stripper hired by the team for an off-campus party. When the stripper changed her account of the evening's debauchery, the local prosecutor dropped the accusations of rape against the three young men. Now they stand charged merely with kidnapping her and sexual assault. CBS' Mark Strassmann reran the exclusive soundbites from the defendants asserting their innocence that were first aired on his network's 60 Minutes. And CBS legal analyst Andrew Cohen (at the tail of the Strassmann videostream) predicted to anchor Couric that the entire case may collapse: "The prosecution is losing momentum."
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