Today's story relied on the following documents: investigative records from the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, the Seattle Police...

Today’s story relied on the following documents: investigative records from the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, the Seattle Police Department and the University of Washington Police Department; probation reports and documents from the Washington State Department of Corrections; Williams’ academic transcript and other records from the UW, including correspondence detailing the team’s effort to lift Williams’ scholarship; court records and transcripts from King County Superior Court and King County District Court; and accounts from The Seattle Times, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, The News Tribune of Tacoma and Dawgman.com.

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.