The Duke LaCrosse case is the most recent and well known case in sports of someone that was wrongly accused.
On the night of March 16, 2006, the Duke LaCrosse team hired Crystal Gail Mangum as a stripper for a team party. Ms. Mangum accused Reade Seligmann, Collin Finnerty, and David Evans of raping her.
Inconsistencies began to arise in Mangum's information provided to the police. Eventually, the other stripper, Kim Roberts, supported the players' innocence.
The fallout from the accusations was that Duke's 2006 season was cancelled. The players on that 2006 team, would eventually be granted an extra season of eligibility.
Seligmann transferred to Brown, while Finnerty finished his collegiate career at Loyola of Maryland. Evans graduated and would never reclaim that year of eligibility.
Both the prosecutor, Mike Nifong and Ms. Mangum's lives would never be the same. Nifong was eventually disbarred from the North Carolina Bar.
Mangum, although graduating from North Carolina Center, would eventually be charged with numerous crimes in a domestic dispute case including arson and attempted murder in 2010.