Triple Jeopardy in College Sexual Assault Case Ends an N.F.L. Career

Article here. In the NYT, no less! Excerpt:

'This is a story of a rape accusation that would not die and a misshapen version of college justice meted out in three chapters.

Let’s begin with two Michigan State students looking to hook up in March 2015, mess around and perhaps have sex. Soon after, the woman accuses the man, Keith Mumphery, who would become a pro football receiver, of sexual assault in her dorm room.

The police investigate. Mumphery turns over the text messages from his phone and provides a DNA swab. Prosecutors conduct interviews. The accuser does not return calls. They decline to prosecute.

So ends Chapter 1.

Michigan State’s Title IX office, which investigates accusations of sexual harassment and violence and adheres to a significantly looser standard of evidence than in criminal cases, examines the texts and interviews friends and a nursing supervisor who oversaw the exam of the woman. Mumphery is not allowed to question his accuser. The panel clears him.'

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Athletically heroic men make fetching targets for nutty or opportunistic women. They attract all kinds. The nutcases or some other type.

Other societies seem to get this so they, in effect, consecrate such young men and separate them from the rest of their societies for the period of time they are engaged in the most intense phases of training. In Japan for example, young sumo wrestlers are trained in special schools where only sumo is done. And there are no women present. Consequently, very few young aspiring sumo wrestlers are ever involved in this kind of craziness... if ever.

Pre-pro football is basically college football. This is where young men are intensively trained to play football at the pro level, IF they have the chops to do it. It's a crucible. It's very intense. Going to classes/academic excellence is a distant second in priority, esp. at big name schools where the revenue generated by the presence of a football team is significant.

I have to ask... WHY is the trainimg ground for aspiring pro football players found in academic institutions?

It makes no sense -- unless you're a college that has grown accostomed to the revenue the team generates.

Of course of 100 young men who play football at the collegiate level, only one or two will make it to a pro team in any capacity, maybe fewer. To me it seems simple enough; after high school, a kid who has pro NFL dreams goes to an actual football training school, like the sumo do. If after two years there he doesn't seem to cut the mustard, he can leave and start college at age 20. Even if a guy goes all 4 years at such a training center and for whatever reason does not go pro, he starts college at 22 and not 18. Well plenty of ex-military men start college after doing 4 years in the service. This is nothing new.

The details would need to be worked out. One thing is the expenses around going to such a training center. I can see though the teams financing it and getting into the training requiring a serious application/try out. But it could be done. The NFL is rolling in cash. Using this approach is also a really good way to protect the investment/upcoming talent from situations like this one. It will also probably result in better overall outcomes because a few such centers will be focal points for attracting coaching and team mgt. talent.

And no women. None. No one to level false accusations or otherwise fuck with the players. When guys need to get laid, the center can truck in some hookers. Hey, I'm just being pragmatic and realistic here.

Maybe someone from the NFL is reading this. :)

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