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Defending Joe Reflects Poorly on you and us

Please stop it.

Until Saturday I have been in the "let Joe coach as long as he wants" group, but there is no string of evidence that can vindicate Joe. It's too late. Brand building, admissions, recruiting, fundraising - these things are built perceptions, not "minimum legal requirements."

We don't know all the facts, but we know that none of these people did enough to involve police. It's entirely possible that a string of events occurred that can indicate that any number of these individuals made reasonable attempts to follow up, but it will take too long for these details to come to light and the series of events will be too complicated to change public perception. 

Either the Board of Trustees acts swiftly and strongly to remove everyone tainted by this incident or the University - not just the football team - will appear to be complicit in child abuse and suffer from the same ongoing baggage as the catholic church (it's happening already, see Twitter). I'm sad to see it end this way. If someone can make a compelling argument that it doesn't need to end this way, I'll listen, but I can't see it now.

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