December 17, 2010

Having done well on the field: Notre Dame decides to shame itself off the field by not fully investigating charges of sexual assault by a football player that led to the alleged victim's suicide.

posted by yerfatma to culture at 08:39 AM - 5 comments

That's incredibly said. Campus police should not be involved with these cases. They should immediately forward the case to the local police and be done with it. University disciplinary officers are equipped to deal with cheating and underage drinking not sexual assault.

posted by bperk at 11:29 AM on December 17

I think the school's pathetic, craven response to Declan Sullivan's death (i.e. not firing anyone) showed more than enough about the character of the football coaches and the AD. This is just more evidence of the same.

Although I doubt this case will change anything at the school, I am hoping that both this girl's and Mr. Sullivan's parents can take the school for all it's worth in a wrongful death suit.

posted by thewittyname at 12:08 PM on December 17

I can't believe this type of shit is still happening in college. This guy could be a repeat offender and FERPA would still protect him. I fucking hate Notre Dame.

posted by phaedon at 01:51 PM on December 17

The Seeburgs' idea that Notre Dame's Catholic roots are a reason that "Our Lady's university" shouldn't close ranks against a victim of sexual assault by one of their own isn't the saddest thing about this story, not by a long shot, but it's particularly disheartening in its blindness to history.

posted by Hugh Janus at 06:56 PM on December 17

All the prayers won't keep the Notre Dame suits and collars from rotting in hell on this one. If it was possible to hate Notre Dame more than I do, this would do it.

posted by roberts at 07:21 AM on December 18

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