January 15th, 2018 at 6:40 PM ^

This could be right, but I am not 100% sure either. He may discover newfound sympathy for his victims while in prison, and for victims of sexual assault in general, if you catch my drift. In those pictures and faces, he may begin to see the reflection of his own (new, awful) experiences... 


January 16th, 2018 at 10:36 AM ^

but no. 

I despise what the guy did. But part of the problem is that we have too much sexual victimization in our culture. Part of the cure is not hoping this guy gets prison raped, which is just more sexual victimization.

I hope he serves his time. I hope it sucks enough that his conscience is pricked enough that he realizes the enormity of his crime and does whatever he can to do good from here on out. 


January 15th, 2018 at 6:20 PM ^

I think we should make the floor a slow moving treadmill with a fine grit sandpaper surface, and flat/windowless walls with no furniture. He would have to keep walking to avoid being torn up by the sandpaper. Wait til he has to sleep.


January 15th, 2018 at 7:59 PM ^

From the article:

The university has asked for the dismissal of lawsuits by Nassar's accusers, contending that as a government entity it has immunity and also arguing that anyone who received complaints over the years was not Nassar's supervisor and thus not the right person to take action. 

"They don't deny that four young women had complained in graphic detail about Larry's procedure," Denhollander said. "What they say is they didn't complain to the proper people."

I honestly don't think I've ever heard "diffusion of responsibility" taken this far.  This is, literally, one of the worst and most fucked up things I have ever read.  



January 15th, 2018 at 9:14 PM ^

Just because it may be a legitimate legal defense doesn’t mean it is not also unconscionable to assert it. I ran across this far too often in my time in the legal profession, which is why I am no longer in the legal profession. Of course the direction comes from the top, and it is sad that MSU keeps doubling down rather than cleaning house in the administration.


January 15th, 2018 at 6:33 PM ^

Unfortunately, girls being molested isn't as good of a headline as boys being molested.  The  perception of grown men touching little boys is reprehensible and unforgiveable and the public reaction is complete outrage.  For whatever reason, the public reaction to grown men touching little girls is just never as strong.  It's truly a shame.

Arb lover

January 15th, 2018 at 7:07 PM ^

As a very fortunate dad with the ability to take my kid to the playground on most days during the workday, (if I plan ahead), you would be surprised at how often other parents will literally leave the playground when we show up, or at a minimum really try to avoid eye contact with me. I hear "come on tommie time to go" "but we just got here mommy" all the time. It's not our clothes either, i'm usually overdressed.

If I take my kid to the playground on a weekend, I get the same mom and she's chatty mcchattie even if I haven't shaved in a few days,"oh your daughter is so cute, how old is she, how long have you been in the neighborhood, do you work at the university, etc etc". 


January 16th, 2018 at 10:31 AM ^

but I respectfully don't agree. The idea of a man doing something to my daughter, my sister, my wife, especially when they were a little fills me with rage. Same with my son. 

There should be no victimization, period. 

I read about Mckayla Maroney and I feel that her future and present as a healthy, amazingly successful adult have been utterly stolen from her. Someone used her like a porn doll practically, when she was very vulnerable. And it infurates me. I'd feel no better or worse if it was discovered that Jake Butt had been taken advantage of in Pop Warner. 


January 15th, 2018 at 7:51 PM ^

Not sure what more is expected - there are other news stories out there too and Nassar can't consistently be the #1 story.  There's only so much "news bandwidth" out there (and Washington DC has used more of that bandwidth than normal the past year).

But it's been the #1 story a non-zero amount of times. 

Most importantly - even if it was NOT a major news story - it would still be the case that the appropriate parties are either in the crosshairs or moving into them.


January 15th, 2018 at 10:17 PM ^

a bigger national story is the LSJ, Detroit News and Detroit Free Press, along with the local television stations basically laid down on the story and reported it as if it were just a minor thing for a long long time.  Refusing to ask the deeper questions of who knew and how long.  Nearly everything the public learned about this case came from court proceedings, MSU wasn't forthcoming with anything and the press did very little to push the story.





January 15th, 2018 at 6:30 PM ^

Multiple Olympic athletes have came forward - the biggest names in the sport. Still not a national uproar. The fact MSU leadership is still around, and is only concerned with protecting their asses, is beyond disgusting. Spartan students and alums should be causing an uproar and they don’t give a shit.


January 15th, 2018 at 7:04 PM ^

Public castration William Wallace style isn't a stiff enough punishment. If this world was anything close to fair he'd get what he deserves, but with our laws it's impossible.


January 15th, 2018 at 11:37 PM ^

other than their officials and in-house lawyers salaried , are State of Michigan taxpayers footing a bill of some kind for MSU to fight FOI requests, try to deflect responsibility and covet up the longest and most disgusting scandal in collegiate sports history?

Kind of a rhetorical question, I guess. Its just sickening.

Rufus X

January 16th, 2018 at 8:22 AM ^

I am getting tired of this board celebrating every time a new victim comes forward or new details of this scumbag's antics comes to light.  

If you're taking some perverse satisfaction in the fact he happened to be in East Lansing and associated with Little Brother, you can go to hell.


January 16th, 2018 at 10:24 AM ^

I'll be honest and worry about it in all programs. I take zero pleasure in the fact that it happened to a rival. I wish it had never happened. 

The idea of my child's innocence being taken, having her helpless and feeling abandoned while I was unknowing, is one of the darkets, worst fears of my life. My kids are my life and I want them to grow up healthy and to be good, responsible, merciful, considerate individuals. And a monster like this taking advantage of them.... I deliberately don't think about it because it would blow a mental fuse. 

At the same time I have to avoid th lizard brain response (Afghan prison sentence!). He deserves to be punished to the highest extent of the law, but no more. 

I hate this story. I hate the things the man did. I despise that these young ladies got victimized, and that they and their parents were ignored. 

We need to do better as a society. And I hope and pray that if I'm ever in that situation where I see something like that happen I stand up no matter what. 

karma police

January 16th, 2018 at 10:31 AM ^

This guy is going to get what he deserves, but why would any parent drop off their kid at a man's apartment? I have three children and can't imagine ever doing such a thing. We were probably too paranoid, but were convinced there were creeps like this lurking around every corner.