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OH: Petition started to romeve convicted sex-offender from Youngstown State football team

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A student at Youngstown State University wants a football player who was found delinquent of rape removed from the  football team.

And she’s started a petition to make her wishes known. Full Article

Petition

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  1. Give me a break

    His crime occurred when he was underage. This woman is vindictive. If it were any other crime his story would be about triumphing against all odds. This is why our privacy should be protected.

  2. The misguided YSU student who writes a petition

    This girl is crazy and vindictive. She is also going to make it harder for her during college if he actually does get removed from the team because she probably has not thought of the other side. People will take offense to any move against this guy as he works to better himself. This guy has worked his way to where he is and walked onto the team, not given a scholarship, which he could earn eventually. Maybe a counter-petition against hers and removal of the kid from the team is needed to show support to him and what he needs to move forward.

    College education is not a right, it is a privilege, a privilege you have to pay for one way or another where it be a scholarship via grade point maintenance, employment, ROTC, parents, etc. K-12 education is a right based upon what our country feels is correct for children. After that, you as a person have to make higher level education your thing if you want.

    College athletics is not a right either, but a privilege to participate in as is any extracurricular activity outside of the classroom. He is learning teamwork, structure, work ethic, etc as a member of the team. Chances are both the President of YSU and the Head Coach knew of this before bringing him on. The President took chances on kids at OSU in Columbus when he was the Head Coach. Some panned out, others did not. However, you don’t stop taking chances on people because of events in their life. If we did, a true throwaway society would exist (it does today to some extent) and no one would get ahead in life.

    This happened when he was underage, so he should be allowed to move on and increase his chances as an adult to be a better person. Leave the guy alone.

  3. Registry Rage

    Excerpt from one of the comments on the petition:

    “His victim doesn’t get a second chance at a normal life, why should he?”

    It just does to show that the “SO” label is being used exclusively for retribution, vindictiveness and retaliatory vengeance! This football player probably is no legitimate public safety concern, but they are hellbent on making a spectacle out him because he’s a soft target for paranoia, suspicion, animosity and resentment. Still don’t think it’s punitive and life-destroying?

    The mere use of “Convicted Sex Offender” is also being used by websites and media as fear-mongering click-bait!

  4. A.

    The “Sex offender Registry.” It’s working just the way “they” want it to. Let’s make it even harsher!!

  5. ReadyToFight

    At what point does something like this fall under harassment according to the ML website???

  6. Harry

    “His victim doesn’t get a second chance at a normal life, why should he?” Most of these victim that do not get second chance of a normal life is because their counselors keep re-victimizing them.

    • David Kennerly, Thank you for not confusing me with John Wayne Gacy

      The ‘never-ending-torment’ claim is a myth, one that doesn’t stand up to critical scrutiny. And if you produce evidence which falsifies the myth, you will be vilified and castigated. That’s how it works.

      • Timmr

        The victim will never find peace and the offender will always offend. That’s how they think in Never Never Land.

  7. Follow up - Ma'lik Richmond will not play football for Youngstown State this season

    Ma’lik Richmond will not play football for Youngstown State this season

    https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/news/petition-asks-bo-pelini-to-remove-malik-richmond-from-youngstown-states-team/

    *YSU Caved to pressure it appears*

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