So, we know that Reno, the head coach, told one of the rapists that he’d take care of it. Obviously, this is totally wrong and I want his ass arrested for tampering with evidence. But it begs the question: how many times has he “taken care of it” before?
Rape tends to be a serial crime and one of the witnesses testified that they’ve seen Richmond and Mays do things like this before. And due to the blase attitude of everyone that witnessed it, I suspect that this was not the first time they’d witnessed something like this. The rapists stunk of entitlement, seemingly thinking that because they were good at football, they were invincible. And I’m sure they weren’t the only Big Red players, past of present, who felt that way.
And considering the way people have reacted to the whole thing, it’s not hard to figure out why other victims would decide not to come forward. Most rape victims don’t. And I think other victims would be even less inclined to do so. The victim in this case lived in another state, so she at least wasn’t entirely surrounded by outraged Big Red fans. If any of the other victims went to the same school as their attackers, they’d likely face daily torment for coming forward.
So my question to Reno is simple: How many other girls have you allowed to be victimized for the sake of a football trophy?