B1G to rename yet ANOTHER award
I can't decide if this is terrible or awesome.
I don't know, but given she was married and admits to going through some life issues, and prostitution seemed like a reasonable solution to said issues, I'm guessing this bespeaks a mental health issue. There's no indication that a need for money was the driver of her behavior here.
If there's no mental health issue at play here, then I may change my answer to "awesome". But the smart money's on terrible.
she's not in the least bit crazy, but just liked the raciness of the whole shebang, and lots and lots of sex?
I'm going with awesome. As in, "iI only I'd known," awesome.
but $600 an hour? Holy shit!
It's almost as if she's some big time lawyer.
Shit. Can't knock the hustle.
Warning: Some pictures (clothed) are NSFW
For those who find this story interesting...whether, that be sad or awesome. I'd suggest reading the link above and clicking the links in the article that reference allegations.
Life pro tip: Don't have a Big Ten award named after you. Because it will fuck up your world.
You mean that you are telling me that the Bobby Knight sportsmanship award is not real?
Call me a jerk, but I really don't see how this is a B1G deal (see what i did there?) Sure, her lifestyle is called into question and therefore she now does not represent the image you're trying to set. Fine, remove her, but I personally am not one to cast judgment. She could have done a lot of worse things.
Hope she gets the help she needs, or at least finds happiness in whatever path she chooses.
So, like, if your daughter was an amazing athlete at one of the 12, er, 14, er, many universities of the B1G... and she got the Female Athlete of the Year Award... and when you tell people that they go, "oh, wait, wasn't that named after the chick who was a prostitute?" and I think you'd be like... RENAME THAT AWARD!
A former female colleague used to tell me that, as an Annapolis grad, they used to have trouble for finding female role models who had gone to the Academy. So the #1 Naval Academy female graduate they used to trumpet as a role model? An astronaut. Yeah, the one in diapers who drove cross country to beat up that other chick. So, like, they don't use her as a role model anymore.
Point is, if you put someone up on a pedastal, they better be squeaky clean. It's not like she was a lesbian; this isn't a comment about a personal trait. She chose an illegal career. You just can't put her name on an award.
Actually, if she operated out of Nevada, it would not be illegal, right? It sounds like she went beyond Nevada though, I don't know the legality of what she specifically did, but there are ways to make her profession legal (if she didn't, in fact, take those steps.)
I think my use of the word"personally" was misplaced. I guess my point is, I don't disagree with removing her name from the award. My point is as a person, I don't judge her- I'm not perfect, and it's not my right to. As an Icon, yes she can be called into question. Although, there are worse acts she could have committed (Paterno comes to mind.)
It's easy to cast judgment and say something like prostitution is wrong, but in reality that's an opinion and not a fact. Yes, she's married and all that, but that's for her and her family to sort out. In essence, I agree with renaming bit, but in all reality, few people are squeaky clean.
Escorting is not legal anywhere. Prostitution is legal in Nevada only in brothels and is tightly regulated. I say this having never been to the state of Nevada.
I don't think that's true, I watch Gigolos, yo, and they make house calls. Cowboys 4 Angels, son. Point still stand though, there are ways to make what she was doing, legal.
It's not legal. Prostitution of any form is illegal within Clark County, where the city of Las Vegas is, and as the other posted said, in the rest of Nevada it must be in a licensed brothel.
That is why they call themselves "escorts" and not prostitutes, because they are pretending that the money isn't for sex.
I guess that makes sense... they're "clients" and you go out to dinner with them, you essentially get paid for your time (at dinner, event) and the rest is just "happenstance"?
Nothing like paying $600 and then finding out all you got were loose regulations
I need a prostitute.
Favor Hamilton told the website that only her husband was aware of her escort work, but that, "He tried, he tried to get me to stop. He wasn't supportive of this at all."
but honey, look at all the money i'm making!
oh, well then i guess it's ok
is that really how she was expecting the conversation to go???
favors of an unusual nature.
She's a woman of negotiable affection.
eventually makes its way back to Madison.
That idiot talk about poor decisions. He had it all right there. 'Sure honey go screw anyone you want. I'll take half of the profits and do the same!' What a sap.
There's my Christmas wish list all shot to hell.
So she was escorting little old ladies (men?) across the street? I don't think it is cause to remove her name from the trophy. She was doing good deeds.
I think most of you are very confused between the difference in being an escort and being a prostitute.
Explain it to us then. Other than the fee schedule, what's the difference? Note that The Smoking Gun story that Mr. Yost links above has the following quote:
The profile also included her rates, from $600 for one hour to $6000 for a 24-hour period. “Kelly,” the site noted, provided “Full GFE,” or “girlfriend experience,” an intimate, less mechanical encounter. Additionally, the rate schedule noted, clients would be charged a $300 supplement for a particular sex act.
Her escort services included upcharges for particular sex acts. So I admit to being "very confused between the difference in being an escort and being a prostitute". Please shed some light on what you see as the meaningful distinction.
(I'm sure most of us understand that for "escorts" the hotels are nicer, and the clients are wealthier. But it's still having sex for cash, which to my very confused mind is the same as prostitution.)
You pay an escort for her time, and she has sex with you if she feels like it.
You pay a hooker for sex, and she gives you time if she feels like it.
If you are specifically paying her for sex she is not an escort. I didn't say she was an escort, I said there is a huge difference between hooker and escort. Escorts are not illegal and can be found in every major city in America. Prostitution is for the most part illegal everywhere in America.
Thanks for being a condescending prick and still being wrong.
The person who wrote to the entire board "I think most of you are very confused between the difference in being an escort and being a prostitute" (without laying out any of their reasoning) thinks I'm condescending and a prick?
And this same person says I'm wrong about equating the two after I pointed out that the escort service in question published a rate schedule expressly setting forth rates for sex acts?
I mean, I get that you can make picayune distinctions between "escort" and "prostitute" - my point is it's a distinction without a difference. And if you don't think this "Escort Service" is glorified a call girl service, I think you're very confused.
Sure. An escort uses the proper fork when eating her arugula and blackened salmon salad. The prostitute uses both hands when eating her Whopper with extra cheese.
But it all winds up in/on the same place.
Osi Omenyora joke here.
When they're dead they're just hookers.
Nothing wrong with an escort, gentlemen.
She wasn't paid for sex guys. She was paid to leave after.
Sidenote: I don't see anything wrong with what she did. It's legal in Nevada. She's an adult. She made her own choices. Doesn't diminish what she did prior at all.
She broke the law...AND was unfaithful to her husband.
What Tiger Woods did wasn't illegal, and look what happened to him.
I think you're just being naive cause you want a night with the lady...kidding!
1) As per the Mann Act, it is a federal crime to cross state lines for the purposes of "immoral acts" (i.e. prostitution).
2) Prostitution is not legal in Las Vegas where she is said to have plied her trade. Only in a few counties in Nevada is prostitution legalized.
I knew she looked familiar! Oh, wait.
I'd hate to see the SEC get 6 of these in a row...
is on a flight to Wisconsin.