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tim

Granger, IN

#1 Jan 21, 2013
Maybe Notre Dame should have come out with it...they may have played better !
rider

Gwinn, MI

#2 Jan 21, 2013
Notre Dame Football Players Rape Cover-up – What’s in the News and What Isn’t
January 7, 2013 Written by Diana Zuckerman Current Events , Sports , Violence Against Women , Women

Januaryu 7th, 2013/ Updated Version, January 9th, 2013

Thanks to extensive media coverage, almost everyone in the country knows that Notre Dame lost their championship football game to Alabama. But despite last year’s coverage on CBS, MSNBC and the Washington Post, few Americans are aware of Notre Dame’s cover-up of rapes by Notre Dame football players. Why is the football team’s championship game so newsworthy, and their rape cover-up so, well, successfully covered up?

During last year’s trial of Jerry Sandusky, football fans across the country were horrified to learn about the rapes of dozens of young boys that would not have occurred if it hadn’t been for the cover-up by the Penn State football leadership and highest level administrators. Penn State’s football team, and therefore the college, was punished for the cover-up – including the team members who were completely innocent of the crimes. But those victims were young boys. A

Melinda Hennenberg, a Notre Dame alumna, is one of the few main stream journalists who has written about this travesty, in an article published in the Washington Post last month:

Of the two reported rapes, one of the victims is dead and the other, according to Hennenberg,“decided to keep her mouth shut at least in part because she’d seen what happened to the first woman. Neither player has ever even been named, and won’t be here, either, since neither was charged with a crime.”As luck would have it, federal investigators were on the Notre Dame campus to investigate how the college handles rape reports when the second rape occurred. Hennenberg points out that:

“with its Title IX funding on the line, the university marked the 40th anniversary of coeducation in 2012 by changing the way it investigates sexual assault for the second time in two years.”

Almost 20 years ago, I spoke with government officials about the widespread cover-up of rapes on college campuses. I was sure that if colleges accurately reported rapes, it would greatly influence decisions that college women and their families made about where to attend college. And, similarly, if college campuses were forced to accurately report rapes, they would do a much better job of preventing them.

But, despite some progress, many colleges have concluded that cover-ups are the best way to protect themselves. Notre Dame is the poster child for that strategy, and how successful it can be.

Here’s what Hennenberg eloquently reported in the Washington Post after investigating the rapes for several months.

“Two years ago, Lizzy Seeberg, a 19-year-old freshman at Saint Mary’s College, across the street from Notre Dame, committed suicide after accusing an ND football player of sexually assaulting her. The friend Lizzy told immediately afterward said she was crying so hard she was having trouble breathing.

Yet after Lizzy went to the police, a friend of the player’s sent her a series of texts that frightened her as much as anything that had happened in the player’s dorm room.“Don’t do anything you would regret,” one of them said.“Messing with Notre Dame football is a bad idea.”
joey

Livonia, LA

#3 Jan 21, 2013
rider wrote:
Notre Dame Football Players Rape Cover-up – What’s in the News and What Isn’t
January 7, 2013 Written by Diana Zuckerman Current Events , Sports , Violence Against Women , Women
Januaryu 7th, 2013/ Updated Version, January 9th, 2013
Thanks to extensive media coverage, almost everyone in the country knows that Notre Dame lost their championship football game to Alabama. But despite last year’s coverage on CBS, MSNBC and the Washington Post, few Americans are aware of Notre Dame’s cover-up of rapes by Notre Dame football players. Why is the football team’s championship game so newsworthy, and their rape cover-up so, well, successfully covered up?
During last year’s trial of Jerry Sandusky, football fans across the country were horrified to learn about the rapes of dozens of young boys that would not have occurred if it hadn’t been for the cover-up by the Penn State football leadership and highest level administrators. Penn State’s football team, and therefore the college, was punished for the cover-up – including the team members who were completely innocent of the crimes. But those victims were young boys. A
Melinda Hennenberg, a Notre Dame alumna, is one of the few main stream journalists who has written about this travesty, in an article published in the Washington Post last month:
Of the two reported rapes, one of the victims is dead and the other, according to Hennenberg,“decided to keep her mouth shut at least in part because she’d seen what happened to the first woman. Neither player has ever even been named, and won’t be here, either, since neither was charged with a crime.”As luck would have it, federal investigators were on the Notre Dame campus to investigate how the college handles rape reports when the second rape occurred. Hennenberg points out that:
“with its Title IX funding on the line, the university marked the 40th anniversary of coeducation in 2012 by changing the way it investigates sexual assault for the second time in two years.”
Almost 20 years ago, I spoke with government officials about the widespread cover-up of rapes on college campuses. I was sure that if colleges accurately reported rapes, it would greatly influence decisions that college women and their families made about where to attend college. And, similarly, if college campuses were forced to accurately report rapes, they would do a much better job of preventing them.
But, despite some progress, many colleges have concluded that cover-ups are the best way to protect themselves. Notre Dame is the poster child for that strategy, and how successful it can be.
Here’s what Hennenberg eloquently reported in the Washington Post after investigating the rapes for several months.
“Two years ago, Lizzy Seeberg, a 19-year-old freshman at Saint Mary’s College, across the street from Notre Dame, committed suicide after accusing an ND football player of sexually assaulting her. The friend Lizzy told immediately afterward said she was crying so hard she was having trouble breathing.
Yet after Lizzy went to the police, a friend of the player’s sent her a series of texts that frightened her as much as anything that had happened in the player’s dorm room.“Don’t do anything you would regret,” one of them said.“Messing with Notre Dame football is a bad idea.”
in the seeberg alleged rape the player involved has the initials(prince shimbo)?????

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#4 Jan 21, 2013
tim wrote:
Maybe Notre Dame should have come out with it...they may have played better !
> NO!!! And, 5,001 gallons of truth serum wouldn't have helped the Iwish either.
>:|

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Since: Dec 06

Columbus, OH

#5 Jan 21, 2013
I think Alabama just scored on Notre Dame again.....OSU feels for ya, we've experienced the same pain.
Laughing Bear Fan

Littleton, CO

#6 Jan 22, 2013
If the Titanic can go down by an iceberg
Notre Dame can go down by a Seeberg
Or at least a Notre Dame Player can go down on a Seeberg

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Since: Jan 07

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#7 Jan 22, 2013
Laughing Bear Fan wrote:
If the Titanic can go down by an iceberg
Notre Dame can go down by a Seeberg
Or at least a Notre Dame Player can go down on a Seeberg
> That's not funny!
>:(
joey

Livonia, LA

#8 Jan 25, 2013
ART DECO MAN wrote:
<quoted text>> That's not funny!
>:(
no its not funny when a univerity has this much power over its local police to end an investigation of rape when its university police blew it off until lizzy commited suicide!its like the press does for obama?dont report and it didnt happen?

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