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  1. What I love (read: hate) is how they minimize this player’s previous actions. I followed a couple links and one article mmerely said he’d previously been “arrested” for sexual assault. Another states he “has been on parole since April 4, 2005, for a charge of assault to commit a specific sex crime.”

    Excuse me? You are not only parole because you’ve been arrested and/or charged. You get parole after you’re CONVICTED and serve time.

    No surprise this hasn’t gotten more attention when they minimize it so much in the newspaper articles.

    • Those are college newspaper articles, so the author(s) may not be schooled on the nuances of our penal system. I know I learned a lot when I was sponsoring this bill. Still, I checked and couldn’t find a regular newspaper that covered this issue. A Google search produced one by the Examiner, but the website said “not found” when I followed the link. Hmmm. I’d really like to hear the full story.

  2. I understand your outrage. It seems the punishment of an athletic crime goes down with his ability to play. It is unfortunate this is the case but all one has to do is look around at all the money football, basketball, and baseball brings in to a university. Millions this weekend here in Lubbock as Texas Tech is playing Texas. Not a hotel/ motel room within 50 miles of Lubbock can be found. If this coach knew and did nothing, fire him. As far as the student, put his butt so far back in prison that the sun doesn’t rise until 3:30 in the afternoon. A little tough? Maybe so but it is time for us to take control. Raise some hell out there with the Guv.

    • Thank you so much for weighing in, PapaDan. I really appreciate your support.

      I want to believe that, regardless of one’s personal perspectives or private allegiances, we are all committed to the greater good.

  3. Wow. I’m so sorry, Melodye. I know this is something that we should all rightly be outraged about, but I know how personal this must be for you. As for why it’s not being covered by our lovely media? Simply and probably callously put, it’s just a sexy enough story. Now had the guy maybe murdered somebody in some grand fashion? That might have gotten a paragraph on page 12. It’s ridiculous. I know how hard you worked on this and how proud you are of it. To have the law you put so much of yourself into violated, circumvented or otherwise dismissed is just disgusting.

    Perhaps we should start a letter writing campaign to the school and local media outlets? If the local papers picked it up, we could see a snowball effect? Maybe?

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