“The boys are back in town!” proclaimed the announcer on a Raleigh radio station. He was reporting this morning on the return of three Duke University lacrosse players to the Triangle. They’re back for an announcement on the sex-assault case.
Radio and cable TV will undoubtedly be talking about “the boys” a lot today because all charges have been dropped. It’s important to keep in mind, however, that the accused players are adults. They are men, not boys.