If it's another three months or so, you know you're going to read yet another story like this:
The University of Missouri did not investigate or tell law enforcement officials about an alleged rape, possibly by one or more members of its football team, despite administrators finding out about the alleged 2010 incident more than a year ago, an "Outside the Lines" investigation has found. The alleged victim, a member of the swim team, committed suicide in 2011.
Here are some interesting, and nauseating, search-term results, from ESPN: Navy, UConn, Vanderbilt, FSU again (a receiver, not a quarterback, draw your own conclusions), Northern Iowa... and I gave up after that.
You know, I think there just might be a pattern here.
Among the many outrageous, dispiriting, and flat-out bizarre aspects of this continuing horrorshow is the behavior of the NCAA, an oversight body obsessed with the damndest pissant moralistic jihads and apparently convinced that its powers equal or exceed that of the actual government.
This isn't totally fair, and it's not scientific, but I'm irritated and I don't think this is an exercise altogether devoid of productive instruction: here are the results of a search for the term "rape" at the NCAA homepage. And the first entry there is pretty good, actually, and it's just swell to learn that as early as 2012 the NCAA considered it important to broach the topic of student-on-student sexual harassment at its national conference. And this stuff looks nice. But come on, hugely expensive investigations over crap like tattoos, with much moralistic preening, and meanwhile rape victims without a hope of justice are commiting suicide?
What a disaster.