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Posted: 10/22/2010 4:55:05 AM EDT
So here's the story: A girl at Silsbee High School in Texas was thrown off the cheerleading squad when she refused to cheer for a basketball player whom she had accused of raping her at an off-campus party. The girl, identified only as H.S., then sued the principal and other officials to be reinstated. But in a Sept. 16 ruling by The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, her case was thrown out.

This is Texas, remember. If you're a cheerleader, YOU MUST CHEER like a happy-faced automoton, even if the athlete at the free throw line has sexually assaulted you.

http://outofbounds.nbcsports.com/2010/10/so-heres-the-story-a.html.php
Link Posted: 10/22/2010 5:10:57 AM EDT
Why do these girls put themselves in these situations(the party)?
Link Posted: 10/22/2010 5:13:34 AM EDT
This will not go as the OP anticipated.

Jane
Link Posted: 10/22/2010 5:15:51 AM EDT
Originally Posted By PlaneJane:
This will not go as the OP anticipated.

Jane


Unfortunately

Why isn't the guy in a police lockup, anyway? Or is it one of those "but he's a star, we can't arrest him until AFTER the season" things?
Link Posted: 10/22/2010 5:16:13 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Dunragit:
Why do these girls put themselves in these situations(the party)?


So kids can't go to parties?  I guess you'd be happier if the cheerleader had had a male member of her family with her at all times, while she wore her burkha outside the house?

FFS.

Link Posted: 10/22/2010 5:18:44 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Dunragit:
Why do these girls put themselves in these situations(the party)?


I know what was she thinking going out with her friends and enjoying herself. This was probably all her fault. Maybe we need a law that says all women need male escorts (either a relative or husband) to leave the house.
Link Posted: 10/22/2010 5:21:30 AM EDT
Wonder what the rest of the story is.

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Link Posted: 10/22/2010 5:21:37 AM EDT
We'll never know the truth.

Being from Texas its not a stretch to believe the girl is telling the truth and the fuckheads don't want to arrest the star player because it will cause the team to loose.
Link Posted: 10/22/2010 5:21:47 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/22/2010 5:23:02 AM EDT by Hugo_Stiglitz]
If she was telling the truth about the rape and it was not investigated or was mis-investigated that explains why he's still on the team and why she should have quit in protest and refusal to cooperate with such an unethical organization.





If she was lying about the rape, and it was investigated and found out she should have been thrown off the team.





Either way this bit of drama shouldn't have happened one of them should be gone.



ETA: clarify why she should have quit in scenario 1.

Link Posted: 10/22/2010 5:22:14 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Dunragit:
Why do these girls put themselves in these situations(the party)?


Seriously? Way to imply it was the girl's fault. Maybe we should stone her. Then she'll learn.

Link Posted: 10/22/2010 5:22:15 AM EDT




Originally Posted By Evil_Ed:



Originally Posted By PlaneJane:

This will not go as the OP anticipated.



Jane




Unfortunately



Why isn't the guy in a police lockup, anyway? Or is it one of those "but he's a star, we can't arrest him until AFTER the season" things?





Th incident was from Feb 2009.  The "article" is more of an opinion piece than real journalism.
Link Posted: 10/22/2010 5:22:58 AM EDT
From the comments, Rahkeem apparently plead guilty to the assualt charge in Sept. of this year...between the incident (2008) and his indictment (13 months later) he continued to play baskeball.
Link Posted: 10/22/2010 5:23:45 AM EDT
Well if she ACCUSED him Then he HAS to be guilty.
Link Posted: 10/22/2010 5:25:13 AM EDT
Originally Posted By 986Flyer:
Well if she ACCUSED him Then he HAS to be guilty.


Well, since he pled guilty, I guess you look pretty stupid right now, don't you?

Link Posted: 10/22/2010 5:25:47 AM EDT
Being from Louisiana, I can tell you Texas girls are easy.



Link Posted: 10/22/2010 5:26:40 AM EDT
I have some strong suspicions about this story.  
Link Posted: 10/22/2010 5:28:41 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/22/2010 5:29:35 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/22/2010 5:30:20 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Alex_F:
Originally Posted By 986Flyer:
Well if she ACCUSED him Then he HAS to be guilty.


Well, since he pled guilty, I guess you look pretty stupid right now, don't you?



Yeah, I'd say that before you go pulling the false accusation card (which sometimes is appropriate,) you should probably get your facts straight so you don't end up looking like a convicted rapist.
Link Posted: 10/22/2010 5:31:03 AM EDT
I can see their issue if she stands there as a stick in the mud, she should be allowed to stand on the sidelines though separate from the group if she really wishes.



also, if the guy is still playing, and doesn't have a restraining order against him, then I would bet that the rape case was tossed out  just like her lawsuit, or else he was found not guilty. if so than the guy is innocent and shes dragging her personal problems on the court.




unfortunately for women who are actually raped, there are a lot of women who cry rape to get back at a guy, or to try and ruin his life, most don't get in trouble when they do and it is clear their story has no merit.




its easy to assume the guy is a scumbag and the girl is a victim but it could be quite possible that she is full of shit and pissed because her rape claim didn't work the way she wanted.
Link Posted: 10/22/2010 5:32:17 AM EDT
Originally Posted By AGW:
Originally Posted By pen:
Originally Posted By Dunragit:
Why do these girls put themselves in these situations(the party)?


Seriously? Way to imply it was the girl's fault. Maybe we should stone her. Then she'll learn.


Its not her fault and she didnt have it coming but there are ways to have fun with friends that come with a lesser likelihood of assault/rape.  Of course to suggest such a thing around here makes me a supporter of shariah.

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Exactly.  Going to a house party with a High School JV Basketball team is a less than prudent activity for a teenage girl.
Link Posted: 10/22/2010 5:32:18 AM EDT
Originally Posted By tesla120:
I can see their issue if she stands there as a stick in the mud, she should be allowed to stand on the sidelines though separate from the group if she really wishes.

also, if the guy is still playing, and doesn't have a restraining order against him, then I would bet that the rape case was tossed out  just like her lawsuit, or else he was found not guilty. if so than the guy is innocent and shes dragging her personal problems on the court.

unfortunately for women who are actually raped, there are a lot of women who cry rape to get back at a guy, or to try and ruin his life, most don't get in trouble when they do and it is clear their story has no merit.

its easy to assume the guy is a scumbag and the girl is a victim but it could be quite possible that she is full of shit and pissed because her rape claim didn't work the way she wanted.


Couldn't be bothered to read 18 posts, eh?
Link Posted: 10/22/2010 5:33:41 AM EDT
I sense there is more to the story.

Why is the guy still playing?
Link Posted: 10/22/2010 5:34:09 AM EDT
Originally Posted By FivespeedF150:
Wonder what the rest of the story is.

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Definitely this.

My little sister has told me numerous stories when she was in high school of girls using accusations of rape as a lever to get people they didn't like thrown in jail or kicked out of school.  My girlfriend's brother spent 7 months in jail because after a girl he broke up with days earlier went running to the police.  He wasn't released until the girl's own mother came to the judge and explained that she was lying just to get him in trouble.

Maybe the girl in the story is being truthful and maybe she's not.  The point being is that it is almost impossible to pass judgment from where we sit.  When something really counter-intuitive happens like throwing a rape victim off a cheer leading squad because she won't cheer for the rapist then you have to wonder what details of the story you are missing.
Link Posted: 10/22/2010 5:34:16 AM EDT
Originally Posted By AGW:
Originally Posted By pen:
Originally Posted By Dunragit:
Why do these girls put themselves in these situations(the party)?


Seriously? Way to imply it was the girl's fault. Maybe we should stone her. Then she'll learn.


Its not her fault and she didnt have it coming but there are ways to have fun with friends that come with a lesser likelihood of assault/rape.  Of course to suggest such a thing around here makes me a supporter of shariah.

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exactly, a lack of judgement, go with friends or people you trust
Link Posted: 10/22/2010 5:34:31 AM EDT
Originally Posted By scottlang:
So here's the story: A girl at Silsbee High School in Texas was thrown off the cheerleading squad when she refused to cheer for a basketball player whom she had accused of raping her at an off-campus party. The girl, identified only as H.S., then sued the principal and other officials to be reinstated. But in a Sept. 16 ruling by The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, her case was thrown out.

This is Texas, remember. If you're a cheerleader, YOU MUST CHEER like a happy-faced automoton, even if the athlete at the free throw line has sexually assaulted you.

http://outofbounds.nbcsports.com/2010/10/so-heres-the-story-a.html.php


This is actually the saddest part of the story.

Why, dear God, do we need FEDERAL judges deciding what SHOULD BE a local issue?
Leave this up to the citizens of Silsbee.

Link Posted: 10/22/2010 5:35:45 AM EDT
I know this sucks. From what I have read the 'girl gets raped at a party' is pretty common. At collage it might be 1 in 4 coeds get raped. What happens is that the girls are not that experienced with booze and drink too much, pass out and one or a bunch of guys will then have sex with them. Hard for me to imagine people doing that, standing in line to have sex with a passed out girl but apparently it is a near sport on some campuses.
Link Posted: 10/22/2010 5:37:37 AM EDT
Originally Posted By surveyor3:
Originally Posted By tesla120:
I can see their issue if she stands there as a stick in the mud, she should be allowed to stand on the sidelines though separate from the group if she really wishes.

also, if the guy is still playing, and doesn't have a restraining order against him, then I would bet that the rape case was tossed out  just like her lawsuit, or else he was found not guilty. if so than the guy is innocent and shes dragging her personal problems on the court.

unfortunately for women who are actually raped, there are a lot of women who cry rape to get back at a guy, or to try and ruin his life, most don't get in trouble when they do and it is clear their story has no merit.

its easy to assume the guy is a scumbag and the girl is a victim but it could be quite possible that she is full of shit and pissed because her rape claim didn't work the way she wanted.


Couldn't be bothered to read 18 posts, eh?

Well of course not. I predict this will happen many more times in this thread. People will defend the innocence of the accused despite his having pled guilty.

Link Posted: 10/22/2010 5:38:09 AM EDT



Originally Posted By surveyor3:



Originally Posted By tesla120:

I can see their issue if she stands there as a stick in the mud, she should be allowed to stand on the sidelines though separate from the group if she really wishes.



also, if the guy is still playing, and doesn't have a restraining order against him, then I would bet that the rape case was tossed out  just like her lawsuit, or else he was found not guilty. if so than the guy is innocent and shes dragging her personal problems on the court.




unfortunately for women who are actually raped, there are a lot of women who cry rape to get back at a guy, or to try and ruin his life, most don't get in trouble when they do and it is clear their story has no merit.




its easy to assume the guy is a scumbag and the girl is a victim but it could be quite possible that she is full of shit and pissed because her rape claim didn't work the way she wanted.




Couldn't be bothered to read 18 posts, eh?


read it, things were posted while I was typing though.

 
Link Posted: 10/22/2010 5:40:48 AM EDT
Originally Posted By pen:
Originally Posted By Dunragit:
Why do these girls put themselves in these situations(the party)?


Seriously? Way to imply it was the girl's fault. Maybe we should stone her. Then she'll learn.



It's not her fault, but with how those parties can be(I've been to quite a few) she should have known what could happen.

Women at parties with a lot of strange guys should not be getting wasted and high, many assholes who go to those kinds of parties will try to take advantage of women in that state.

Nobody but her and the guy know what really happened, she could have been angry at him and was lying to get him in trouble or he is a rapist piece of shit... we don't know.

She couldn't prove it so in our society that means he is considered innocent (innocent until proven guilty) so she is asking school administration to make an exception for her based on her WORD, word isn't good enough in situations like this.

I mean what are they going to do? Let her be in cheerleading but she just sits around or kick the guy off the team when they can't prove he did anything?

If he is innocent then I don't feel bad for her at all if he isn't then... well life can be shit sometimes but you can't let others control you, make a choice, hope for the best and go on with life.
Link Posted: 10/22/2010 5:41:27 AM EDT
Do I understand this correctly?

A ball player assaulted a cheerleader.

He continued to play in between the time he was indicted and convicted, during that time she refused to cheer for him?

Wow. That is a tough one. I'm glad I wasn't the Principal or Admins of that school and have to make that call.
Link Posted: 10/22/2010 5:41:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/22/2010 5:47:43 AM EDT by 986Flyer]
Originally Posted By Alex_F:
Originally Posted By 986Flyer:
Well if she ACCUSED him Then he HAS to be guilty.


Well, since he pled guilty, I guess you look pretty stupid right now, don't you?



Oh, because "Jennit" told you "one of the guys" pled guilty to assault my statement can't be true?

Edit: Ok, read the article where he pled guilty to assault. That's a long way from rape. So we still don't know what really happened. But don't pretend that false accusations for this type of thing are a rarity.
Link Posted: 10/22/2010 5:43:52 AM EDT
What the fuck is a "Rahkeem"?
Link Posted: 10/22/2010 5:44:32 AM EDT
Originally Posted By tifosi:
Originally Posted By scottlang:
So here's the story: A girl at Silsbee High School in Texas was thrown off the cheerleading squad when she refused to cheer for a basketball player whom she had accused of raping her at an off-campus party. The girl, identified only as H.S., then sued the principal and other officials to be reinstated. But in a Sept. 16 ruling by The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, her case was thrown out.

This is Texas, remember. If you're a cheerleader, YOU MUST CHEER like a happy-faced automoton, even if the athlete at the free throw line has sexually assaulted you.

http://outofbounds.nbcsports.com/2010/10/so-heres-the-story-a.html.php


This is actually the saddest part of the story.

Why, dear God, do we need FEDERAL judges deciding what SHOULD BE a local issue?
Leave this up to the citizens of Silsbee.



That's exactly what I was about to post.  Why in the fucking hell are the feds even involved in this?  To even reach a federal appeals court it had to have went to a federal district court first.  What...the state courts just aren't good enough for people anymore?  And people wonder why the reach of the federal government gets longer every damn year.  Fucking idiots.
Link Posted: 10/22/2010 5:45:25 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ViaDolorosa:
Originally Posted By pen:
Originally Posted By Dunragit:
Why do these girls put themselves in these situations(the party)?


Seriously? Way to imply it was the girl's fault. Maybe we should stone her. Then she'll learn.



It's not her fault, but with how those parties can be(I've been to quite a few) she should have known what could happen.

Women at parties with a lot of strange guys should not be getting wasted and high, many assholes who go to those kinds of parties will try to take advantage of women in that state.

Nobody but her and the guy know what really happened, she could have been angry at him and was lying to get him in trouble or he is a rapist piece of shit... we don't know.

She couldn't prove it so in our society that means he is considered innocent (innocent until proven guilty) so she is asking school administration to make an exception for her based on her WORD, word isn't good enough in situations like this.

I mean what are they going to do? Let her be in cheerleading but she just sits around or kick the guy off the team when they can't prove he did anything?

If he is innocent then I don't feel bad for her at all if he isn't then... well life can be shit sometimes but you can't let others control you, make a choice, hope for the best and go on with life.


I agree with you about the parties, however:

Perhaps, as a cheerleader, she trusted the guys on the team she cheered for. Perhaps the party was at the house of someone she knew.

According to the information available, three guys took her into a bedroom locked the door and assaulted her. The guy in the article was convicted of assault. One of the other guys is awaiting trial on sexual assault.


As for "letting her sit around" it seems as if she only refused to cheer when that particular player was on the free throw line. Gee, I wonder why.
Link Posted: 10/22/2010 5:46:27 AM EDT



Originally Posted By Banjaxed:



Originally Posted By surveyor3:


Originally Posted By tesla120:

I can see their issue if she stands there as a stick in the mud, she should be allowed to stand on the sidelines though separate from the group if she really wishes.



also, if the guy is still playing, and doesn't have a restraining order against him, then I would bet that the rape case was tossed out  just like her lawsuit, or else he was found not guilty. if so than the guy is innocent and shes dragging her personal problems on the court.




unfortunately for women who are actually raped, there are a lot of women who cry rape to get back at a guy, or to try and ruin his life, most don't get in trouble when they do and it is clear their story has no merit.




its easy to assume the guy is a scumbag and the girl is a victim but it could be quite possible that she is full of shit and pissed because her rape claim didn't work the way she wanted.




Couldn't be bothered to read 18 posts, eh?


Well of course not. I predict this will happen many more times in this thread. People will defend the innocence of the accused despite his having pled guilty.





as I stated there were posts made while I was typing/ reading through the thread. that said I maintain my skepticism that she was actually assaulted.

 






the prosecutor let him plea down to an assault charge, so their sex charges probably were on shaky ground.




he may have plead guilty because it was the only thing he could afford to do and lets face it, if you had the option of getting a simple assault charge with a max of 1 year, or become a known rapist register as a sex offender spend more time in jail and have your life forever marred which would you choose?




and I better not get any of that transcendental bullshit about how the system works and if he was really innocent than he should have gone to trial. you buy your innocence in our legal system.
Link Posted: 10/22/2010 5:49:02 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/22/2010 5:53:46 AM EDT by TerribleTom]
As fucked up as that sounds, a cheerleader does not cheer for an individual.  Cheerleaders cheer the team.





If her allegation were legit, you'd think the offender would be dismissed from the team - and thus rendering the point moot.



ETA - read the article now, and I am OK with all of it.  The guy was guilty, but continued to play until his guilt was proven in court.  I am not a big fan of punishing anyone based on an allegation.  There are too many cases where innocent people have paid a high price for a false accusation.  The girl was certainly within her rights to refuse to cheer for the team while her attacker was still on it, but so was the school for dismissing her for her refusal.  What was the big deal again?

Link Posted: 10/22/2010 5:50:18 AM EDT



Originally Posted By scottlang:


So here's the story: A girl at Silsbee High School in Texas was thrown off the cheerleading squad when she refused to cheer for a basketball player whom she had accused of raping her at an off-campus party. The girl, identified only as H.S., then sued the principal and other officials to be reinstated. But in a Sept. 16 ruling by The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, her case was thrown out.



This is Texas, remember. If you're a cheerleader, YOU MUST CHEER like a happy-faced automoton, even if the athlete at the free throw line has sexually assaulted you.



http://outofbounds.nbcsports.com/2010/10/so-heres-the-story-a.html.php


Have you actually read the decision from the 5th Circuit, or are you making this proclamation based on incomplete information from one article?



 
Link Posted: 10/22/2010 5:51:12 AM EDT



Originally Posted By FZ1Steve:


I know this sucks. From what I have read the 'girl gets raped at a party' is pretty common. At collage it might be 1 in 4 coeds get raped. What happens is that the girls are not that experienced with booze and drink too much, pass out and one or a bunch of guys will then have sex with them. Hard for me to imagine people doing that, standing in line to have sex with a passed out girl but apparently it is a near sport on some campuses.


It would have gotten you shot in my dorm.  Seriously.  We were a bunch of drunken fools but we took care of our own.  That was one of the best lessons I learned in dorm life.  A real man is willing to stand up for what is right no matter how much Tequila and Ted Nugent one has consumed.



 
Link Posted: 10/22/2010 5:51:21 AM EDT
Originally Posted By 986Flyer:
Originally Posted By Alex_F:
Originally Posted By 986Flyer:
Well if she ACCUSED him Then he HAS to be guilty.


Well, since he pled guilty, I guess you look pretty stupid right now, don't you?



Oh, because "Jennit" told you "one of the guys" pled guilty to assault my statement can't be true?

Edit: Ok, read the article where he pled guilty to assault. That's a long way from rape. So we still don't know what really happened. But don't pretend that false accusations for this type of thing are a rarity.


What a disingenuous post - like a teenage male would assault a teenage female without a sexual element to the crime.

He pled guilty - something happened and he believed it in his interest to settle the matter.  That speaks volumes.
Link Posted: 10/22/2010 5:51:23 AM EDT
Originally Posted By BushBoar:

Originally Posted By scottlang:
So here's the story: A girl at Silsbee High School in Texas was thrown off the cheerleading squad when she refused to cheer for a basketball player whom she had accused of raping her at an off-campus party. The girl, identified only as H.S., then sued the principal and other officials to be reinstated. But in a Sept. 16 ruling by The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, her case was thrown out.

This is Texas, remember. If you're a cheerleader, YOU MUST CHEER like a happy-faced automoton, even if the athlete at the free throw line has sexually assaulted you.

http://outofbounds.nbcsports.com/2010/10/so-heres-the-story-a.html.php

Have you actually read the decision from the 5th Circuit, or are you making this proclamation based on incomplete information from one article?
 


That is a quote from the blog he copied.
Link Posted: 10/22/2010 5:52:20 AM EDT



Originally Posted By Alex_F:



Originally Posted By 986Flyer:

Well if she ACCUSED him Then he HAS to be guilty.




Well, since he pled guilty, I guess you look pretty stupid right now, don't you?





Which one?  I'm having trouble following the stories - apparently there are two guys according to the commenters on the page?



Further, yes, if you refuse to cheer, you should be off the cheer team.  If you're running track and you hate the guy in your relay, so you just stand there when you get the baton, you're off the track team.



There's no connection between a rape/accused rape and failing to perform an action that you've voluntarily undertaken.  If she was sexually assaulted one or more times (fool me twice..?), that's for the courts - and it would be unusual, to say the least, for a court to impose some sort of injunction against a school to keep her on a team despite her insistence on not playing with that team.  The cheerleading squad probably wants to be the best they can be, and they are not a codefendant in the rape case(s).



I'm assuming guys are utter shitbags too, don't get me wrong, they deserve no defense unless she wholly fabricated the story.  But I'm also guessing by the relatively light, suspended sentence
for the one defendant, that this was not
"beat-a-bitch-with-a-bat-and-drag-her-into-an-alley" rape.  Once you go into mutual-voluntary-consumption-of-alcohol-date-rape territory, things get foggy.  I was stunned by the number of girls who told me they'd been raped in college, and I'm either left assuming we men are still stone-age cretins led by government officials who deliberately avoid enforcing rape laws, or there are a lot of instances where one party "goes with the flow" sans protest, or later regrets a hasty decision.

 
Link Posted: 10/22/2010 5:53:00 AM EDT



Originally Posted By Banjaxed:



Originally Posted By Dunragit:

Why do these girls put themselves in these situations(the party)?




I know what was she thinking going out with her friends and enjoying herself. This was probably all her fault. Maybe we need a law that says all women need male escorts (either a relative or husband) to leave the house.


This is Ibrahim Hooper's wet dream.



 
Link Posted: 10/22/2010 5:54:28 AM EDT
Originally Posted By pen:
Originally Posted By ViaDolorosa:
Originally Posted By pen:
Originally Posted By Dunragit:
Why do these girls put themselves in these situations(the party)?


Seriously? Way to imply it was the girl's fault. Maybe we should stone her. Then she'll learn.



It's not her fault, but with how those parties can be(I've been to quite a few) she should have known what could happen.

Women at parties with a lot of strange guys should not be getting wasted and high, many assholes who go to those kinds of parties will try to take advantage of women in that state.

Nobody but her and the guy know what really happened, she could have been angry at him and was lying to get him in trouble or he is a rapist piece of shit... we don't know.

She couldn't prove it so in our society that means he is considered innocent (innocent until proven guilty) so she is asking school administration to make an exception for her based on her WORD, word isn't good enough in situations like this.

I mean what are they going to do? Let her be in cheerleading but she just sits around or kick the guy off the team when they can't prove he did anything?

If he is innocent then I don't feel bad for her at all if he isn't then... well life can be shit sometimes but you can't let others control you, make a choice, hope for the best and go on with life.


I agree with you about the parties, however:

Perhaps, as a cheerleader, she trusted the guys on the team she cheered for. Perhaps the party was at the house of someone she knew.

According to the information available, three guys took her into a bedroom locked the door and assaulted her. The guy in the article was convicted of assault. One of the other guys is awaiting trial on sexual assault.


As for "letting her sit around" it seems as if she only refused to cheer when that particular player was on the free throw line. Gee, I wonder why.


If he has actual criminal convictions then the school should definitely understand and side with her, if they don't have actual convictions then I could understand the school taking such a position even if I don't think its right.

I think this whole thing sounds overblown, she should have been allowed to quietly sit out, she should not be forced to cheer for someone when she has serious emotional/physical problems caused by that person.

If she made it into a huge deal then I can see why she got kicked off, again I might not agree with it, I would be making a lot of fucking noise if that happened to one of my friends or my gf.

Looks like they decided the easiest solution was remove her from the team since it completely solves the problem... even if it is unfair.

Link Posted: 10/22/2010 5:54:48 AM EDT
I gradjiated high school in Texas, and sports was the number one priority of the principal.



Who happened to also be the coach.



If I described a typical day at school, most of y'all wouldn't believe me.  No math, no science, but two hours of Agriculture, then ball practice.



....Followed by a gang rape of the cheerleading squad.
that last part was a joke
Link Posted: 10/22/2010 5:56:03 AM EDT



Originally Posted By tifosi:



Originally Posted By scottlang:

So here's the story: A girl at Silsbee High School in Texas was thrown off the cheerleading squad when she refused to cheer for a basketball player whom she had accused of raping her at an off-campus party. The girl, identified only as H.S., then sued the principal and other officials to be reinstated. But in a Sept. 16 ruling by The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, her case was thrown out.



This is Texas, remember. If you're a cheerleader, YOU MUST CHEER like a happy-faced automoton, even if the athlete at the free throw line has sexually assaulted you.



http://outofbounds.nbcsports.com/2010/10/so-heres-the-story-a.html.php




This is actually the saddest part of the story.



Why, dear God, do we need FEDERAL judges deciding what SHOULD BE a local issue?

Leave this up to the citizens of Silsbee.





Are you familiar with the federal constitution and the rights protected by it?
 
Link Posted: 10/22/2010 5:56:22 AM EDT
Originally Posted By krpind:
Do I understand this correctly?

A ball player assaulted a cheerleader.

He continued to play in between the time he was indicted and convicted, during that time she refused to cheer for him?

Wow. That is a tough one. I'm glad I wasn't the Principal or Admins of that school and have to make that call.


Sexually assaulted.

And yep.....screw that hornet's nest of drama.
Link Posted: 10/22/2010 5:57:22 AM EDT
if somebody raped my daughter they would find him with his dick in his mouth and a hole in the back of his head
Link Posted: 10/22/2010 5:57:51 AM EDT



Originally Posted By surveyor3:



Originally Posted By BushBoar:




Originally Posted By scottlang:

So here's the story: A girl at Silsbee High School in Texas was thrown off the cheerleading squad when she refused to cheer for a basketball player whom she had accused of raping her at an off-campus party. The girl, identified only as H.S., then sued the principal and other officials to be reinstated. But in a Sept. 16 ruling by The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, her case was thrown out.



This is Texas, remember. If you're a cheerleader, YOU MUST CHEER like a happy-faced automoton, even if the athlete at the free throw line has sexually assaulted you.



http://outofbounds.nbcsports.com/2010/10/so-heres-the-story-a.html.php


Have you actually read the decision from the 5th Circuit, or are you making this proclamation based on incomplete information from one article?

 




That is a quote from the blog he copied.


Ah.  I didn't bother to read the whole thing after I saw that it was an opinion piece.



 
Link Posted: 10/22/2010 5:58:44 AM EDT



Originally Posted By GySgt_D:


I gradjiated high school in Texas, and sports was the number one priority of the principal.



Who happened to also be the coach.



If I described a typical day at school, most of y'all wouldn't believe me.  No math, no science, but two hours of Agriculture, then ball practice.



....Followed by a gang rape of the cheerleading squad.
that last part was a joke


at first I was like  and then I was like but after that I was like
Link Posted: 10/22/2010 5:59:40 AM EDT



Originally Posted By tyman:



Originally Posted By krpind:

Do I understand this correctly?



A ball player assaulted a cheerleader.



He continued to play in between the time he was indicted and convicted, during that time she refused to cheer for him?



Wow. That is a tough one. I'm glad I wasn't the Principal or Admins of that school and have to make that call.





Sexually assaulted.



And yep.....screw that hornet's nest of drama.


no, hes guilty of assault not sexual assault.

 
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