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Athlete standards different

Administrator: High-performing athletes expected to be high-performing people

January 21, 2013

WHEELING — The case of two Steubenville High School student-athletes charged with rape has many questioning the treatment of athletes inside the classroom and within the community, but longtime......

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Jan-23-13 11:00 AM

Athletes are definately held to a different standard. Such a practice is very bassackwards. When I was in high school, one of the co-captains of the football team COULD NOT READ! Another co-captain was not far behind. These young men should not have been playing football. The teachers and coaches have failed them. If anything, they should be held to a higher standard. Any incident involving law enforcment (other than a traffic violation) should result in expulsion from the team. If they fail to meet certain acedemic standards (a 3.0 GPA) they should be expelled from the team. Fights at school, drug use, suspected rape, attendence violations, you guessed it, gone. America needs good young men that are as smart as they are tough, not a bunch of arrogant a sses that think the world owes them.

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Jan-22-13 7:31 PM

Mr. Wallace must be blind, deaf, unable to comprehend and he works in education.

No wonder we are in this up to our elbows.

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Jan-22-13 4:28 PM

Terry Wallace knows diddly-squat about the Steubenville case. It's easly to pontificate when you're paid by the taxpayers to say, well, whatever nonsense you like.

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Jan-22-13 1:27 PM

As I previously posted: "Why hasn't McVey or Saccochia answered the allegations about the favorite treatment for these players" e.g. Special testing, grading, absences, parties, prestige, etc. Instead, School Board Head Mike McVey and Coach Saccocchia are nowhere to be found to express their comments. Why? Let's clear the air and either dismiss baseless suspicions or man-up and admit that demi-god status was in fact conferred on certain juvenile athletes.

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Jan-22-13 5:52 AM

Student athletes - NO. They are rapists. Rape is rape, and the coaches who played the rapists should be canned by the BOE. Those rapists should never have been on the street to play football. They should be in juvenile hall until their case was heard. Talk about no justice for the victim and preferential treatment for the rapists.

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Jan-22-13 5:40 AM

For the little access the coaches had to the Big Red athletes, they did a*****of a job in trivializing and excusing the rape (as the kids themselves called it) even via National media and in shielding the responsible athletes from consequences.

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Jan-21-13 11:36 PM

There is a double-standards for athletes across our whole society, not just in school. Ben Roethlisberger, Kobe Bryant, and Mark Sanchez got away with rape as well. Ray Lewis is either a murderer or somebody who shielded a murderer from prosecution. Marvin Harrison is also very likely a murderer.

It's not just athletes, of course. Wall Street execs tanked our economy, broke numerous laws in doing so, and hardly anybody got charged there either.

This is not really a nation of laws and justice. It's one where money and power rule.

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Jan-21-13 5:07 PM

Athletes are definitely treated better in school than the normal student, especially star football players. It varies school to school depending on how important and succesful their football programs are. As the case with Big Red the school board has shown that sports are of utmost importance. This is made evident by the fact the the coach is still employed. The threat to the reporter and his or her family was enough to immediately dismiss him.

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Jan-21-13 4:40 PM

When my son was a senior in college, he took a full load in the summer so he could graduate in December rather than June of the next year. There was a young man from Buffalo New York who received a full scholarship for football. The athletic department hired my son to tutor him in basic high school courses to help him with the entrance exam. When the fall semester started they moved him into the athletic dorm. He said there were many athletes being tutored. Athletes where kept separate. I don’t think they are treated the same. Wonder how many of these athletes with full scholarships graduate?

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Jan-21-13 3:48 PM

Bull Everyone knows that they are treated better.Anyone that went to high school no's it. And why wasn't the coach of steubenville fired for playing the rapist and benching the kids that did the right thing. and for threatening the reporter and his family You cowards are sure keeping that out of the news.

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