When the assailant was sentenced to several years in prison for a related crime the same night (sexual contact with a 15-year-old), there was a national outcry that the sentence was too severe and that he should be freed. His supporters demanded that his record be expunged and that he be allowed to pursue his football career.
The bottom line to me has always been that Genarlow Wilson raped a 17-year-old girl, with videotaped evidence as proof, and that he deserved every single year he was sentenced to. Yet even here on Free Republic, he had his defenders.
“Genarlow”? Sounds like yet another miscreant Amish youth.
I don’t really understand how the game of Football can usurp basic morality with some Freepers.
I remember that. I was disgusted with some so called FReepers.