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Sun Jan 4, 2015, 04:07 AM

Oregon Football Players Chant ‘No Means No’ at Quarterback Accused of Rape

Not to mention which, Oregon creamed Florida 59-20, setting a record for points scored in a Rose Bowl.

http://www.nationofchange.org/2015/01/03/oregon-football-players-chant-no-means-no-quarterback-accused-rape/

Oregon Ducks football players chanted “no means no” in the stadium before their game against Florida State University. Was the chant intended to target Winston, who has been embroiled in a sexual assault scandal since 2012?

The chant was almost certainly intended to target Winston, who has been embroiled in a sexual assault scandal since 2012, when a female student accused him of raping her. He has not been officially charged or sanctioned for the incident, and won the Heisman Trophy amid the ongoing controversy.

Last month, the university decided to clear Winston of any student code of conduct violations related to the rape allegations. It remains unclear exactly what occurred between the star quarterback and his accuser. Regardless of the specific details, however, there’s widespread evidence that Florida State did not adequately investigate the allegations before declining to pursue the case. The New York Times concluded that “there was virtually no investigation at all.” The woman’s attorney accused university officials of conducting “an investigation into a rape victim, not a rape suspect.”

Oregon coach Mark Helfrich has indicated that he will discipline the players who participated in the “no means no” taunt, releasing a statement that referred to the chant as “inappropriate behavior.”

As schools across the country are exposed for sexual assault scandals on campus, athletic events are increasingly being transformed into protest sites. At the beginning of December, for instance, students attending a basketball game between the University of Maryland and the University of Virginia chanted “no means no” in the stadium — referencing allegations about the UVA administration’s negligence toward rape cases recently reported in Rolling Stone.

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eridani Jan 2015 OP
ismnotwasm Jan 2015 #1
Shivering Jemmy Jan 2015 #2
ismnotwasm Jan 2015 #3
Shivering Jemmy Jan 2015 #5
geek tragedy Jan 2015 #4
ismnotwasm Jan 2015 #6

Response to eridani (Original post)

Sun Jan 4, 2015, 01:01 PM

1. Good for them

We need more of this

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Response to ismnotwasm (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 6, 2015, 06:43 PM

2. While it is good it was said

I suspect they were trying to get in his head to gain an on the field advantage, as the expression goes.

Still better than nothing though.

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Response to Shivering Jemmy (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 6, 2015, 09:41 PM

3. I forgot about trash-talking

Still, as you say it's better than nothing

(OT--have you started the new Sandman Overture?)

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Response to ismnotwasm (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 7, 2015, 11:55 PM

5. Other thoughts

Maybe this is progress as the taunting implicitly acknowledges that this is something to be ashamed of...

As for Sandman: very happy but erratic i location schedule is starting to wear on me.

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Response to eridani (Original post)

Tue Jan 6, 2015, 11:02 PM

4. I dunno. I'll be encouraged when they chant it at their own misbehaving athletes. nt

 

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 09:06 AM

6. There is that

A little self policing is a great goal.

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