It's a veritable "cultural" hotbed for the state of Ohio. A breeding-ground for future Buckeye fans. Why am I not surprised?
Thankfully my parents did not send me to Big Red. The rumors of this crap have been going on for decades. Players on roids, doing drugs, not going to class etc. In the early 90's that was about as bad as the rumors and accusations got. The whole thing needs shut down. Reno "Paterno" has a god complex going on. There is a reason why the football program was so good but you never heard of the star players really going to college to play.
Growing up near there, I have heard quite a bit about this story and some of it is even worse than what is written on that site. In Steubenville, corruption is the rule not the exception when it comes to politics and football in particular. When you combine the two, this is exactly what you get. The girl in question goes to school in another town across the river in WV, so the charges are actually more serious than what they were stated as being.
Normally I would defend a town in the Ohio Valley with vigor but not in this case. I sincerely doubt this is the first time something like this has happened and the only reason is has been brought to the surface is due to the advances in social media; otherwise this likely would have remained an untold story and that is sickening in and of itself. To wit:
Reno Saccoccia is a legend around the town (and to some degree, the state of Ohio) because of his success on the field. He has led teams to state championships and had plenty of his players go onto the Division 1 level. The guy can do no wrong and the booster club is like his own personal Gestapo when it comes to keeping outsiders away from his team. This fall when the media began showing up at practice, the booster club members took turns watching the parking lot at the stadium in order to deter people from asking questions.
The only thing that matters in that town is football. It is a drug-infested dump that has been on the decline since steel took a nosedive and the local economy crashed. High school football is the only thing most people have left to cling onto. It is sad.
1960s or 1950s south -- one that you would read, but never really believe could happen.
He needs to be sent to a maximum security prison. Then he'll find out who is dead.
the women's groups on campus should be put on alert.
If you're so inclined.
Seriously. I will.
His picture plastered up on every message board in the dorms. That kid wanted fame by filming that video....he should get it.
When he walks into class, every girl in there should know who he is.
The other morale of the story....don't fuck with Anonymous....or better yet, just don't do anything morally reprehensible so that they get involved.
Apparently, the parents of one the kids involved in taking and posting the pictures is trying to sue Anonymous....good luck with that.
But this enrages me so much that all I can think of is the old Texas saying, "those boys need killing."
What sort of culture produces such animals?
are unfortunate given the subject.
Wasn't the victim disabled, too?
CrossingBroad.com is more a local sports gossip site than anything. I never go there for serious news.
The other link has a lot more info and laid out better.
Disabled...as in a permanent disability? ...or with drugs? Apparently she was drugged.
that the girl who was attacked was disabled in some way - it might have been one of the other victims, or another case.
On a related note -- kudos to Knight Sec (part of Anonymous) for the effort they've put into this.
Because this would have been swept under the rug if it hadn't.
These people are animals.
...its this one. There is so much wrong here, it defies belief. Its really unreal the evil people will tolerate to protect an athletic program.
I feel so proud my governor is suing the NCAA to protect PSU from punishment over covering up an child rapist.