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Lockback
Sep 2, 2006

Also? Amplitude.


Rick posted:

Great popular sport/country/world /time we're living through.

Racism and Exploitation have always been going on. The difference is people are actually starting to do something about it, or at least have the decency to be upset by it.

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ShaneMacGowansTeeth
May 22, 2007



I think this is it... I think this is how it ends


Grimey Drawer

AsInHowe posted:

I will make one up later, if no one is done so.

I follow most of the Detroit papers on twitter, but holy poo poo, this tweet from this afternoon actually stopped me right in my tracks

https://twitter.com/kimberkoz/status/954066895522713602

El Gallinero Gros
Mar 17, 2010


ShaneMacGowansTeeth posted:

I follow most of the Detroit papers on twitter, but holy poo poo, this tweet from this afternoon actually stopped me right in my tracks

https://twitter.com/kimberkoz/status/954066895522713602

Wow.

Henchman of Santa
Aug 21, 2010


Not sports related, but MSU's week is getting even worse because Richard Spencer got them to let him speak and cover security costs.

They gave him the first day of spring break.

ShaneMacGowansTeeth
May 22, 2007



I think this is it... I think this is how it ends


Grimey Drawer


I've been a juror on a court case involving sexual assault on a child, and hearing the victims statement read out by the prosecution lawyer was one of the most awful, emotional things I've ever experienced and I don't wish to experience it again. I genuinely feel for everyone except the scumbag who did this, because listening to each victim is going to be so draining for everyone

MourningView
Sep 2, 2006


Is this Heaven?


AsInHowe posted:

I will make one up later, if no one is done so.

Oh good, excited to see how you can turn this into a chance for football rivalry trash talk and stanning for Bo Schembechler

MourningView fucked around with this message at Jan 19, 2018 around 00:09

El Gallinero Gros
Mar 17, 2010


ShaneMacGowansTeeth posted:

I've been a juror on a court case involving sexual assault on a child, and hearing the victims statement read out by the prosecution lawyer was one of the most awful, emotional things I've ever experienced and I don't wish to experience it again. I genuinely feel for everyone except the scumbag who did this, because listening to each victim is going to be so draining for everyone

I used to be a social worker, and some of the stories they told us as a way of mentally prepping us for the realities of the field were horrifying.


I graduated, but I didn't make it. Because of emotional stuff related to the job. The profession is a meat grinder, and I didn't even work with kids once I started working for actual money (as opposed to placement, where I did work with kids but nothing overly hosed up happened).

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Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



looks like at least one person at espn cares

https://twitter.com/TonyReali/status/954111205085532160

ShaneMacGowansTeeth
May 22, 2007



I think this is it... I think this is how it ends


Grimey Drawer

El Gallinero Gros posted:

I used to be a social worker, and some of the stories they told us as a way of mentally prepping us for the realities of the field were horrifying.


I graduated, but I didn't make it. Because of emotional stuff related to the job. The profession is a meat grinder, and I didn't even work with kids once I started working for actual money (as opposed to placement, where I did work with kids but nothing overly hosed up happened).

The police officer and social worker who were assigned the case were actually in tears when it was read out & I was just about holding it together. Without going too much into the details, all of us on the jury actually asked and were allowed to exit the court through the backdoor as the defendant's family were waiting outside, then we all went down the pub. We barely spoke, but the only thing we could agree on was that the sentence was almost painfully low for the crime, and that with hindsight we should have convicted him on all three counts and not just one. But still, hearing what I did over those four days was more than enough

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



the athletic is doing another raid

https://twitter.com/awfulannouncing...389237276622854

also it looks like arthur staple, the only islanders beat writer i know of, is joining them too

https://twitter.com/rshields37/stat...216974522966016

angrygodofjebus
Aug 25, 2005

Drink it up and hunker down


Dan Hayes is good. The Athletic has done quite a job snatching up all of the best Chicago writers.

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007

If loving you is binturong, I don't want to binturight.

Fair play to the Athletic as well for making all of Katie Strang's stories on the Larry Nassar scandal free to read.

sportsgenius86
Jun 17, 2008

THE STREAK IS OVER


Aly Raisman just loving eviscerated Nasser, USA Gymnastics and the USOC

https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/954388027719147521

axeil
Feb 14, 2006

MR KELLY AND HIS WILD RIDE ARE DEAD.
LONG LIVE CARSON WENTZ AND HIS WAWA BATHROOM EMPIRE






Toilet Rascal

Is there going to be a Gymnastics Abuse/Nasser thread? This is bigger than the Sandusky poo poo and it's loving disgusting that so, so many people knew poo poo was going on and either covered it up or didn't care.

General Dog
Apr 26, 2008

For the argument is indeed trivial, but not so the separate wills thereby made manifest.


They were one of the biggest stories of 2016 and they were basically all molested. It's like if it turned out the entire miracle on ice team was molested.

Mahoning
Feb 3, 2007
Probation
Can't post for 24 hours!


I mean almost every big name gymnast from the past 20 years was a victim and they’re just the tip of the iceberg.

axeil
Feb 14, 2006

MR KELLY AND HIS WILD RIDE ARE DEAD.
LONG LIVE CARSON WENTZ AND HIS WAWA BATHROOM EMPIRE






Toilet Rascal

General Dog posted:

They were one of the biggest stories of 2016 and they were basically all molested. It's like if it turned out the entire miracle on ice team was molested.

Mahoning posted:

I mean almost every big name gymnast from the past 20 years was a victim and they’re just the tip of the iceberg.

Exactly. Name a female Olympic gymnast. She got molested. Name a female gymnast who missed the cut for the Olympics. She got molested too. Name a female MSU gymnast. Same deal.

There's 150+ witness statements. It's loving unreal and it blows my mind that the NCAA/the Michigan AG hasn't dropped a nuke on Michigan State after what they did to PSU.

edit: Aly Raisman's statement is . gently caress all of these people for letting this go on and doing nothing.

https://deadspin.com/aly-raisman-is...down-1822234455

quote:

She responded to a statement Nassar provided yesterday, telling the judge he was unsure if he had the mental stamina to listen to so many victim impact statements. Raisman did not mince words, telling her abuser that he is “pathetic to think that anyone would have sympathy for you.” She told Nassar that she and the other athletes he abused “will use our voices to make sure you get what you deserve: A life of suffering spent replaying the words delivered by this powerful army of survivors.”

But Raisman’s most focused contempt came for USA Gymnastics and the USOC, and how they allowed the state of the sport to be uniquely influenced by Nassar. Both institutions received complaints about his abuses spanning back decades.

She told Nassar that she “will not rest until every last trace of your influence on this sport has been destroyed like the cancer it is,” and, in addressing new USA Gymastics CEO Kerry Perry, said she had “taken on an organization that I feel is rotting from the inside.”

“This may not be what you thought you were getting into,” she said, “but you will be judged by how you deal with it.”

“I have represented the USA in two Olympics and have done so successfully,” Raisman said. “And both USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic Committee have been very quick to capitalize and celebrate my success, but did they reach out when I came forward?

“No,” and then she paused.


"For this sport to go on, we need to demand real change, and we need to be willing to fight for it. It’s clear now that if we leave it up to these organizations, history is likely to repeat itself.

Now is the time to acknowledge that the very person who sits before us now—who perpetrated the worst epidemic of sexual abuse in the history of sports, who is going to be locked up for a long, long time—this monster was also the architect of policies and procedures that are supposed to protect athletes from sexual abuse for both USA Gymnastics and the USOC."

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Anals of History
Jul 29, 2003



axeil posted:

There's 150+ witness statements. It's loving unreal and it blows my mind that the NCAA/the Michigan AG hasn't dropped a nuke on Michigan State after what they did to PSU.

Better late than never, I suppose: https://twitter.com/APCentralRegion...405791095717888

mastershakeman
Oct 28, 2008

This neckbearded nerd has incredibly stupid opinions on fantasy firearms.

"Remember, Mastershakeman is literally always wrong."




Jesus christ, there's still athletes at the Karolyi ranch ? I thought it was shut down but Raisman's testimony said otherwise.

And reminder for those who don't know: parents aren't allowed at the olympic training camps or competition hotels

Timby
Dec 23, 2006

Tell him about the Twinkie.

mastershakeman posted:

Jesus christ, there's still athletes at the Karolyi ranch ? I thought it was shut down but Raisman's testimony said otherwise.

There were athletes at the ranch at the time USA Gymnastics announced it was cutting ties with the Karolyis. That was Raisman's point: USAG made a huge show of announcing that it was done with the Karolyis, yet at that very moment there were still athletes there.

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Dexo
Aug 15, 2009

Dwyane Wade is still taking his player option for $23.8 million next season, according to sources. The Jimmy Butler trade affects nothing


https://twitter.com/DanHayesMLB/sta...113633293828096

I know someone was looking for a sale.

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