March 12th, 2013 at 8:19 PM ^

I don't think it matters how the posters behave in the thread, I just don't think we need to add credibility to a rumor by posting a thread about.  I wouldn't want rival board posting this type of thread about us, so I would want us to do the same.  Once the words "linked" and "alleged" aren't necessary anymore, it's a story.  Otherwise, the thread is basically "Something horrible might have happened that maybe or maybe not involved OSU players."


March 12th, 2013 at 6:41 PM ^

Grammar is clearly verboten in the ABC 6 Newsroom.  Holy smokes that is a horribly written and hard to follow piece. 

If this is a story, hopefully someone can write it up a bit better. 


March 12th, 2013 at 6:42 PM ^

In an effort to leave this discussion open as long as possible (I'd hope indefinitely like most threads) let's avoid any speculation on who the three named might be. ABC is declining to report names for a reason, and unless another media outlet decides to go there, this space isn't for saying who you think it might be. Also, I hate to even say something like this, but anything denigrating this young lady will be dealt with harshly; if your instinct is to make a joke at her expense, do it elsewhere.


March 12th, 2013 at 6:51 PM ^

Yeah, so that might pretty much be out the window, I didn't catch that the first time around. Still, being named in a warrant =/= guilty, and even if the names are out there there should be a lot of discretion used in trying to play "guess their involvement" especially with such a serious charge.


March 12th, 2013 at 6:50 PM ^

Oh, wait.(Shantee Orr)

I'd leave the  smacktalk out of a situation like this. I sincerely doubt that a man with daughters like Meyer would knowingly recruit rapists. This action, if proven to be true, is the sin of the individuals involved, not Ohio's.



March 12th, 2013 at 7:53 PM ^

I wasn't  trying to say he was immune nor was I giving him "credit" for doing what any decent being would do. I was merely pointing out that despite his liberal approach to recruits with shady backgrounds Meyer would not go so low as to knowingly recruit rapists--which is what THISISMICHIGAN was attempting to infer.  


March 13th, 2013 at 7:37 AM ^

As much as I hate Urban Meyer, not JUST because he's the coach of our arch enemy, I'm certain that if any of the kids involved had rape accusation previously, he would not have been recruited by ohio or any other school.  That's just an issue big time schools are not willing to deal with nowadays.  Obviously, situationally if he was falsely accused, it would take a lot of time to find out the circumstances surrounding the situation.


March 12th, 2013 at 7:28 PM ^

No school is immune to these things. With that many young kids getting their first taste of freedom some make very poor decisions. When you cast these accusations it is only a matter of time before you look like an ass.


March 12th, 2013 at 6:51 PM ^

Whatever the truth, there are a lot of people going through a very difficult situation right now.

Without speaking to the specifics of this case (of which, I know nothing beyond the report) It does raise a larger issue of male athletes and their views of, and interactions with, women and sexuality. I believe that all scholarship athletes at Div I schools should be required to take a course on personal finance and a course on sexuality that emphasizes gender issues.


March 12th, 2013 at 7:03 PM ^

Sadly, this type of thing is hardly limited to athletes. They're just more visible. Look up the percentage of women who are sexually assaulted or physically abused in their lifetimes. It's pretty startling, and you have to keep in mind that a huge number of them are afraid to speak up so the numbers are an underrepresentation of the reality. It would be great if more of these athletes would use their fame as a platform to speak out on the issue rather than just trying to keep it quiet to help their respective programs save face. Nothing becomes an issue until someone decides to talk about it.