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Duke AD adamant that claims against Sulaimon were handled properly

Duke athletic director Kevin White is adamant that all allegations brought to light against former Duke guard Rasheed Sulaimon were handled properly. White said he wanted to “clarify the role of Duke athletics staff and coaches in the student conduct process at Duke.” He said that Coach K, his staff, and the members of the team consistently follow the established procedures in such a case. He also wanted to clarify everything with this statement:

“Any allegation of student misconduct that is brought to the attention of our staff and coaches is immediately referred to the Office of Student Conduct in Student Affairs, which has responsibility for upholding the Duke code of conduct. The athletics department does not investigate or adjudicate matters of student conduct, and cooperates completely in the process.  These investigations are conducted thoroughly, in a timely manner, and with great care to respect the privacy and confidentiality of all students involved. Those procedures have been, and continue to be, followed by Coach Mike Krzyzewski and all members of the men’s basketball program. Coach Krzyzewski and his staff understand and have fulfilled their responsibilities to the university, its students and the community. As specified by federal law and university policy, all Duke officials, including Coach Krzyzewski, are prohibited from commenting publicly on any specific individual or situation.”

That would explain why Krzyzewski didn’t comment on the issue on Monday during the ACC Teleconference. Sulaimon remains a student in good academic standing at Duke and is taking classes this semester. He has not responded to requests for comment since he was kicked off the team.

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