From the News Observer:
On the same day Duke University lacrosse player Collin H. Finnerty was ordered to provide DNA samples in a rape investigation, he was in Washington to face charges that he assaulted a man last fall.
Court records show that Finnerty, 19, and two friends were arrested early Nov. 5. Finnerty was charged with simple assault.
A man told a police officer who was driving by The Georgetown Inn on Wisconsin Avenue about 2:30 a.m. Nov. 5 that Finnerty and his co-defendants assaulted him, court documents said.
The man said he was minding his own business when the three men started picking on him. The man told them to stop "calling him gay and ... derogatory names." Then they attacked him, he said, "busting his lip and bruising his chin," court records say.
The accuser was not anyone that Finnerty knew, said his attorney, Steven J. McCool of Washington...
Note the charge there: simple assault.