A soccer star falsely accused of raping a student says that the test left him "& # 039; broken & # 039;

Ciaran McKenna, 20, left his home in Uddingston on the outskirts of Glasgow, three years ago to play football at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, after receiving a £ 200,000 scholarship.

A soccer star who was falsely accused of raping a fellow student at one of the best universities in the United States has spoken about the hard test that left him "broken."

Ciaran McKenna, 20, left his home in Uddingston just outside Glasgow three years ago to study political science and business at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, after receiving a £ 200,000 scholarship to play football at school.

The athlete 6 & # 39; 4, who gave up a professional contract with the Celtics for the opportunity, caused his world to fall apart in February 2016 when he was accused of rape.

Mr. McKenna was acquitted of the indictment and paid a six-figure speculation of Duke, but said the experience had changed him and is now abstaining from having sex.

The footballer, who will graduate from Duke in December, says he plans to return to Scotland hoping to resurrect his career with Celtic FC.

Ciaran McKenna, 20, left his home in Uddingston on the outskirts of Glasgow, three years ago to play football at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, after receiving a £ 200,000 scholarship.

Ciaran McKenna, 20, left his home in Uddingston on the outskirts of Glasgow, three years ago to play football at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, after receiving a £ 200,000 scholarship.

The athlete was accused of raping a fellow student in February 2016 after a meeting the previous November. McKenna was acquitted of the accusation after a tough test of two and a half years and Duke paid him considerable compensation

The athlete was accused of raping a fellow student in February 2016 after a meeting the previous November. McKenna was acquitted of the accusation after a tough test of two and a half years and Duke paid him considerable compensation

The athlete was accused of raping a fellow student in February 2016 after a meeting the previous November. McKenna was acquitted of the accusation after a tough test of two and a half years and Duke paid him considerable compensation

Speaking to the Sunday Times, McKenna said: "It has been a roller coaster, to put it mildly.

"But I do not regret having come to Duke, strangely, I still managed to have a good time and had incredible experiences."

He added: "I became popular very quickly, with the Scottish accent and the fact that I played for Celtic, the stories I had.

"I had players who told me I was going to get so many girls with my accent and soccer.

"That almost made me feel like I was under pressure and had to live up to a kind of expectation of the great Scottish footballer who can get all the girls.

"All the culture of the university campus is very different from that of your country of origin.

Here you have the brotherhoods and fraternities, the richest and the most beautiful together. And the athletes.

& # 39; It was just a social hierarchy that does not exist at home. It was fascinating. And also the casual coupling scene that continues. "

In February 2016, the student claimed that Mr. McKenna raped her, saying that although she initiated oral sex, she told him that she was a virgin and did not want to have sex.

In February 2016, the student claimed that Mr. McKenna raped her, saying that although she initiated oral sex, she told him that she was a virgin and did not want to have sex.

In February 2016, the student claimed that Mr. McKenna raped her, saying that although she initiated oral sex, she told him that she was a virgin and did not want to have sex.

Mr. McKenna was charged with rape by a partner after they both went home together after a meeting at a nightclub in November 2015.

Once back in the room, Mr. McKenna put on a condom and engaged in oral and penetrative sex.

Afterward, Mr. McKenna kissed the student on the forehead when he left the room and she thanked him.

A week after the meeting, the student asked Mr. McKenna for his number, which he refused to give her because he found out that she was "sticky". and that I did not want to get involved in that & # 39;

In February 2016, the student claimed that McKenna had raped her and told her that although she started oral sex, she told him that she was a virgin and did not want to have penetrative sex.

She stated that during intercourse, she told him no and moved away from his penis.

McKenna said he was puzzled by her claims, noting that she admitted that she had thanked him and he kissed her later.

He told the Times: "You claim that I went from being a rapist to a pretty decent person in the space of 15 minutes, that just does not make sense at all, and then thanks in the end?

The legal history of Mr. McKenna with Duke lasted two and a half years.

After being suspended, McKenna filed a civil lawsuit against the school, which was recently settled out of court. Although the amount has not been disclosed, Mr. McKenna announced that he will donate a six-figure sum to the Duke Wrongful Convictions Clinic.

After being suspended, McKenna filed a civil lawsuit against the school, which was recently settled out of court. Although the amount has not been disclosed, Mr. McKenna announced that he will donate a six-figure sum to the Duke Wrongful Convictions Clinic.

After being suspended, McKenna filed a civil lawsuit against the school, which was recently settled out of court. Although the amount has not been disclosed, Mr. McKenna announced that he will donate a six-figure sum to the Duke Wrongful Convictions Clinic.

The university's disciplinary panel initially said the girl's story was not credible, but after several hearings, Duke suspended McKenna for two years.

After being suspended, McKenna filed a civil lawsuit against the school, which was recently settled out of court.

Although the sum has not been disclosed, McKenna announced that he will donate a six-figure sum to the Duke Wrongful Conviction Clinic.

He also revealed that since then he has changed his lifestyle change, saying: "In terms of socialization, I still enjoy a night with friends and that will never change, but I will certainly contain a lot of what I drink.

"I do not indulge in the culture of a single night / hook, or sex at all, for that matter.

"The moment I have a girlfriend, and without going into too much detail, we both honor God in our relationship.

"I was raised as a devout Catholic.When I came here, I lost contact with God and Catholicism, but this made me realize how much I need God and I have come much closer to Him through this time. & # 39;

In the future, McKenna will graduate from Duke in December and return to Scotland and hopes to one day enter politics and become a deputy.

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