Man when I was a kid boys will be boys meant schoolyard fights, daring each other to eat dirt and doing generally stupid things without realizing the danger upon your own life. Boys will be boys never meant raping someone or anything that harmed anyone else.
I remember this story coming out. The cover ups were happening years before this finally came out. Anonymous was involved with airing it out as well. Theres a video of a confession to the acts as well. The boy literally said we raped her so hard. And the boys on the football team had a favorite song as well. Rape Me by Nirvana. You can not write shit this crazy.
Story Time: My schizophrenic brother went off his meds while living with a girl in Steubenville. She kicked him out and he became homeless. He would call me from random strangers phones and I would try and locate him so I could drive down from NYC to rescue him. My family and I begged the local police for help. We were always polite and they were always aggressive and unhelpful.
After weeks of trying to pin my brother down I gave up and took a week off work to search the area. My first stop was the Steubenville PD. Big mistake. When I showed up and explain ed who I was and who I was looking for the put me in a room and made me wait over an hour. Then some sergeant or captain showed up and lectured me for 30 minutes for harassing the police department and waiting the time of the police. I was flabbergasted. I didn’t even know how to respond. After his assurances the department would do zero to help find my missing brother I was allowed to leave.
I then spent the rest of my week searching the rotting underbelly of Steubenville for my brother with no success.
About a month later he popped up in Pittsburgh, PA. He had walked there on foot and I was able to track him down and pick him up before he froze to death.
Steubenville, OH is the asshole of the earth. I hope that I never have to set foot in that God forsaken place again.
My gf was raped at Liberty University by a football player. She and a few others came forward to the school, but they didn’t do jack shit since he was one of the better players. Fucking hate that place.
When i was in high school, the drug sniffing dog caught 2 football players. Absolutely nothing happened to them. No suspension, no booted off the football team. Apparently, the school didn’t want to suin their lives. One of them got a full ride to a large school, and proceeded to get kicked out before even finishing his first freshmen semester for drinking too much, and not going to class or practice (which, if you ever met him, you would be shocked how he even passed high school, because he was honestly just stupid as fuck). The other one didn’t play football after high school, and just partied took like 6 years at a junior college.
Edit: for the people saying it’s not a big deal, it actually is. This was in california in the time before even medical marijuana was legal, and they basically taught these guys that rules don’t apply to them. When you teach that lesson to people, then you get people like the affluenza teen, stealing beer from a walmart, then driving drunk and killing 4 people, and paralyzing his friend. To say “oh, its just weed, they don’t deserve to get in trouble”. They were minors, and it was illegal. It doesn’t matter if you think its a stupid law, it’s still a law. The school had a “zero tolerance” policy, not enforcing a policy equally is the epitome of a class system, and its something that current politicians try to get away with.