Pressler was generous in praise of his former players:
I don't think 'pride' or 'proud' even describes how I feel about these young men and what they've accomplished in spite of what they've been through. It's an amazing story and the story should be focused on them.
For me, I get gratification to see them succeed at the highest level with everything they've been through. That, to me, is an amazing thing.
Current members of the team and current coach John Danowski were equally generous in their comments about Pressler. And Beard notes an extraordinary irony: Pressler "remains the only Duke official to lose a job as a result of the case, even though an internal investigation concluded he was the only university employee to take significant action when accusations of wrongdoing - including disorderly conduct and public urination - emerged about the lacrosse team." Those who orchestrated Duke's response to Nifong's charges, on the other hand, have faced no consequences; nor have the faculty members who ignored the requirements of the Faculty Handbook to treat all Duke students with "respect" as fellow members of the academic community.