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    I'm a criminal attorney who for the last 23 years have toiled in the nasty Cook County justice system...Btw, the money does not nearly fit what I almost regularly put up with.

    Frail little guy, convicted of horrible and notorious serial child sex offenses and pornography, white(in prison white is the minority) his remaining days will be a 24/7 nightmare.
    If I were him I'd be thinking like Aaron Hernandez right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by polevaultpower View Post
    Oh and the NCAA. If Larry had bought one of the MSU athletes a cheeseburger, they would be all over MSU. But he sexually abuses dozens of student athletes and they did nothing, until tonight.

    NOW you're looking into it, seriously?
    Should this be an NCAA issue and not a criminal issue in terms of those who knew and did nothing?
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    It's now reported that the CEO of the USOC has called on the entire Board of Directors of USA Gymnastics to resign.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports...124-story.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotDutra5 View Post
    Should this be an NCAA issue and not a criminal issue in terms of those who knew and did nothing?
    Both should be involved.

    Criminal convictions are hard to come by, and are going to be challenging to get in this case because for many involved, there was genuinely confusion over what was a legitimate medical procedure and what was not.

    The NCAA got involved with Penn State and this is worse. They don't have to meet the criminal thresholds to take action.
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    Jay Bilas has made the point on twitter that the NCAA should not get involved. Jay is a lawyer and said that the NCAA has no jurisdiction here, that it should be legal and criminal investigations only. He points out that, although the NCAA punished Penn State, many of those penalties were later rescinded when the NCAA had to back off because they did not have such jurisdiction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotDutra5 View Post
    Should this be an NCAA issue and not a criminal issue in terms of those who knew and did nothing?
    Seriously, how is this anything but a criminal issue?

    How is this or Penn State or the Boy Scouts or the Catholic Church anything but a criminal matter? The institutional powers that be should have gone straight to the police at the first whiff of a problem. My understanding, and others will know better here, is that at least for schools and churches it is mandatory that the police be notified immediately.

    Of course the guardians of sport should keep their houses clean but they donít get to decide what warrants investigation. They can remove people from positions of authority pending police action but that is about it.
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    Sally Jenkins doesn't mince any words in the Post today...

    "A national organization with the initials USA on it forced young girls to submit to pelvic exams by a child molester. Literally hundreds of them were isolated in mandatory "camps" and were repeatedly assaulted by a barehanded pedophile for years on end, while nobody cared to notice the fact that any decent doctor would wear gloves. Where in the fresh red hell is an independent investigation into USA Gymnastics, and why isn't Congress threatening to smash the U.S. Olympic Committee's charter into pieces with a gavel over this?

    It's only the worst sex abuse scandal in the history of sports, and maybe in the history of this country. USA Gymnastics and the USOC not only allowed serial pedophile Larry Nassar unsupervised access to the scores of girls in its charge over 30 years, it required them to submit to him. There was no saying, "I don't like this doctor, I want my own." The organizations systematically deprived them of any right to say no, to ask for alternate treatment. It makes Hollywood rapes look principled.

    "I don't think people understand just how bad this was," gold medalist Aly Raisman said in a phone interview Wednesday morning, just before Nassar was sentenced to 175 years. "I don't think they have all the pieces and understand how USA Gymnastics and the USOC created the perfect environment for this monster."

    At least Hollywood actresses are adults with mature judgment with which to defend themselves. At least they have some small power of self-determination. The girls and young women who were abused by Nassar under the roof of USA Gymnastics and Michigan State had none of those. I didn't truly understand this until Raisman sat in that courtroom and fixed her gaze on Nassar, with an anger that could have set the air on fire. Only then did it hit home just how powerless they had felt all those years in the grip of USA Gymnastics. The price to be an Olympian was to submit to abuse — there was no other option, it was that or be cut from the program, abandon your talent, surrender your genius.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/ampht...mpression=true
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    Just saw a report that says that the President of Michigan State (a woman) is about to resign.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/lo...cid=spartanntp
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    Quote Originally Posted by bambam1729 View Post
    Jay Bilas has made the point on twitter that the NCAA should not get involved. Jay is a lawyer and said that the NCAA has no jurisdiction here, that it should be legal and criminal investigations only. He points out that, although the NCAA punished Penn State, many of those penalties were later rescinded when the NCAA had to back off because they did not have such jurisdiction.
    I saw that and he added that the NCAA, in the Penn State situation, did not follow their own procedures of inquiry (as they are doing here) and basically just decided to beat Penn State about the head. He sort of intimated that this inquiry would go nowhere in all likelihood.
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