StephenRKass

October 4th, 2017 at 8:08 PM ^

This is bad all around. Especially for the young woman. Also for Dunn. While it isn't great for OSU, at least he wasn't on the team right now. IIRC, we had recruited him as well. You could say Michigan dodged a bullet. Hope there is a silver lining, and that this helps Dunn make changes.

Everyone is different, and no one is motivated the same way or attracted to do the same thing as someone else. Having said that, rape is something which I find unfathomable on a personal level. I just don't understand why someone would want to do that.

DavidP814

October 4th, 2017 at 8:19 PM ^

We recruited him quite aggressively.  That recruitment peaked (from an MGoBlog perspective) right around the time Tressel was fired.  IIRC, he was a near 5* who was close to flipping to Hoke in Spring 2011.

bacon

October 4th, 2017 at 8:58 PM ^

I think the response by Michigan was immediate and clear. I think that’s how an elite program should handle their business (making a decision internally and acting before it’s in the media, not as a response to it). I’m not sure what will happen with Johnson, but the coaches acted decisively and this the program remains clean to me.

Blue_by_U

October 4th, 2017 at 9:51 PM ^

similar to what has always gone on, with a primary difference being social media and instant access to the good, bad, and ugly news. Couple that with a current culture that more often reports crimes such as rape "more" readily...not to mention those who at times may falsely exaggerate or even fabricate assault, rape, he said she said, whatevers. Personally no clue what happened, willing to bet the truth is somewhere between reports and its pretty common in a culture driven by ego, and propping up high school kids with selection shows, hat dance LOI press conferences, and through time, a sport dominated by guys who aren't very nice, hinge on evil at times, but can play football like no other...and getting a free pass the first 18 years of life.

LSAClassOf2000

October 4th, 2017 at 9:12 PM ^

I had always heard that while his immaturity was well-noted and troublesome, a lot of what kept him back was an unwillingness to contribute in other ways such as on special teams. They used to gripe endlessly about that on 11W, and it did end up sitting him comfortably behind Elliott and while he supposedly was in the mix with Weber last year, his troubles at that time cut his career short. 

FrankMurphy

October 4th, 2017 at 8:55 PM ^

Oh man. That's awful. 

I feel horrible for the (alleged) victim. This is one of those situations where the rivalry shouldn't factor into our reaction (particularly since Michigan recruited him hard and nearly flipped him after he committed to OSU).

Magnus

October 4th, 2017 at 9:03 PM ^

One bit of positive spin from all of these sexual assault reports:

I wonder if the message is getting out that it's not shameful to report a sexual assault. Some peoples are ashamed - and shamed - to come forward. As we move forward as a society, I hope victims of assault realize that reporting these incidents could prevent further crimes and increase awareness for victims' rights.