University of Colorado president Betsy Hoffman put football coach Gary Barnett on paid administrative leave Wednesday night, saying she was "utterly distressed" by a police report that describes Barnett as siding "100 percent" with a player accused of rape...
"Our decision was based on coach Barnett's recent remarks about former student Katie Hnida's athletic abilities," Hoffman said. "His remarks about her were extremely inappropriate and insensitive. Rape is a horrific allegation, and it should be taken seriously."
Umm, I understand that Barnett is a sleaze, etc., but what if the allegations were made up? Is it now "unconscionable" for a coach to stand by his players "100%" in the face of any rape accusation, even a flase one, simply because it is a serious subject? Once accused, the alleged perp and all his loved ones must immediately prostrate themselves?
I have a problem with the women NOT going to the police or a hospital to report the rape, THEN, when it is all he said/she said, alleging what is, after all, a serious offense.
posted on 02/19/2004 7:00:39 AM PST
by Judith Anne
(Send a message to the Democrat traitors--ROCKEFELLER MUST RESIGN!)
"Is it now "unconscionable" for a coach to stand by his players "100%" in the face of any rape accusation . . . "
The point is precisely that he WASN'T standing up for Hnida, one of his former players. When the rape accusation surfaced, he ridiculed her in public by drawing attention to her poor performance as a kicker, which is utterly irrelevant to the rape charge.
posted on 02/19/2004 7:11:43 AM PST
("Above all, shake your bum at Burton.")
Once accused, the alleged perp and all his loved ones must immediately prostrate themselves?
On Tuesday, after Hnida went public with the allegation she was raped, Barnett called the former CU Buffalo a "terrible" kicker who "couldn't kick the ball through the uprights." In a statement Wednesday night, Barnett said his remarks about Hnida had been misunderstood.
I think you're missing the point. Barnett, as I understood from this article and numerous radio comments, has been put on leave because of his statements comcerning Hnida.
If the allegations prove true, what do Barnett's statements say about him and his attitudes? In my mind, they mean Barnett gave at least tacit approval to his players using Hnida for the only thing she was really good for in their eyes - RAPE.
posted on 02/19/2004 9:00:33 AM PST
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