Volatile '99 case a test for Rod Smith
The college community is swept into a national controversy with tough questions about class, justice and reasonable doubt. Stark divisions open over whether to believe the woman, and whether an ambitious prosecutor responded fairly.
This isn't another story about the Duke University lacrosse team. This case involved the Delta Chi fraternity at the University of Florida in 1999. The Gainesville prosecutor who drew picketers and second-guessing from all sides was Rod Smith, now a strong contender for governor. More here.