Duke Prosecutor Nifong Will Resign

Raleigh, NC (AP) -- Duke Lacrosse Prosecutor Mike Nifong says he will resign as the Durham County District Attorney, regardless of the outcome of his ethics trial.

Nifong says many of the allegations against him are justified, but he says he's not a liar. He apologized to the lacrosse players who were charged and later declared innocent, and he says he was trying to do the right thing in the case.

Nifong made the announcement that he would resign as he took the stand in his own defense. The North Carolina State Bar has charged Nifong with violating rules governing professional conduct in his handling of the case.

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