Brown recruiting accused Duke lacrosse player

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Brown is recruiting one of the three
Duke lacrosse players accused of sexually assaulting a woman hired
to perform as an exotic dancer.

The Ivy League school confirmed a report in The Brown Daily
Herald student newspaper that said the university was recruiting
Reade Seligmann. Brown sports information director Christopher Humm
said Wednesday he could not comment further because of NCAA rules.

Brown lacrosse coach Lars Tiffany added he could not gauge the
student's interest. He did not know if Brown had a policy barring
admission to students facing criminal charges.

"It hasn't gotten to that stage," he said. "We're so early in
the recruiting process. It's uncharted territory, you could say."

Seligmann, Collin Finnerty and David Evans were indicted last
spring on charges of rape, sexual offense and kidnapping stemming
from an alleged incident at a team party.

In December, Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong dropped
charges of rape against the three players after the woman changed a
key detail of her account of the March 13 party. The three men, who
have consistently maintained their innocence, still face charges of
sexual offense and kidnapping.

Nifong, facing ethics charges filed by the state bar, withdrew
from the case last month and turned it over to the North Carolina
attorney general's office.

Last month, Duke said Seligmann and Finnerty were invited to
return to school and were eligible to rejoin the team. Evans
graduated last May.