Today's story relied on records from the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and the Seattle Police Department, including witness...

Today’s story relied on records from the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and the Seattle Police Department, including witness statements, forensic reports, the lead detective’s investigative chronology and a transcript of a Judge Inquiry hearing; records from the University of Washington Police Department, the Lynnwood Police Department and the Washington State Patrol; records from King County Superior Court; records from the Washington State Department of Corrections; and news accounts from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, The Plain Dealer of Cleveland, Ohio, and the Akron (Ohio) Beacon Journal.

Jeremiah Pharms declined to be interviewed.

For this series, reporters relied heavily on public records, filing 91 public-disclosure requests with 27 agencies in Washington and California. Reporters also conducted dozens of interviews of players, players’ relatives, coaches, university administrators, professors, academic advisers, prosecutors, police officers, lawyers, judges and others who had dealings with the UW’s 2000 football team.