And they're worried about the *football team*?
January 3, 2013 4:11 PM Subscribe
The football team might be harmed!
posted by bitter-girl.com (272 comments total)
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The Steubenville, Ohio football team, parents, and law enforcement and legal staff are not very pleased with Anonymous right now. They've just released extensive details on a terrible case involving team players and other associated personnel... [warning: triggers / rape]
Perhaps one quote, from one of Steubenville High's 19 football coaches, best summed up the controversy: "The rape was just an excuse, I think ...What else are you going to tell your parents when you come home drunk like that and after a night like that? She had to make up something. Now people are trying to blow up our football program because of it."
After the original
NYT story got buried a few weeks ago in the aftermath from Sandy Hook, Anonymous took up the case of a girl who had been repeatedly raped by members of the team by posting information
about the people involved, including the person who runs the team's website (who himself had some questionable photos in his personal email).
The documents were released 1 January and picked up by the Huffington Post
and the Atlantic, among other websites. The Atlantic has created an everything you need to know
compilation as well as additional highlights from the files
released by Anonymous.
Like so many other small towns, everyone knows/is related to/works for people on various sides of the equation. Social media has amplified the effects of tweets and other relevant items posted by participants in the alleged crimes.
Head Football Coach Reno Saccoccia, who has been criticized for not disciplining the team members involved, "reportedly has links to the juvenile court system" and had this to say to a reporter: "You're going to get yours. And if you don't get yours, somebody close to you will."