Winston has become a top professional player and still has not got any charges against
him. The problem with this case is that Kinsman was not the only person he raped (Hunting ground, 2015). The institutions are somehow protecting these top tier athletes from getting any charges to them. Ridpath (2016) sums up the point about what college institutions cases in the following: For far too many institutions of higher learning in an almost desperate attempt to protect the athletic brand, coaches and certain athletes have knowingly enabled athlete sexual and other violence by providing pro bono legal assistance to allegedperpetrators which is not available to other students, including victims, obstructing investigations or judicial proceedings, encouraging and/or paying for women to sexually engage with recruits, providing public relations assistance, intimidating or blaming victims, imposing weak penalties inconsistent with the treatment of non-athletes and/or using their influence with campus and local police departments to reduce the possibility of formal criminal charges (para. 3). The cases are favored toward one side, and the survivor is not able to get the adequate voice to state her case because the police has already decided who will win the case. Sexual assault cases occur frequently on college campus, but the case on Winston or a rapist winning is not the only time this has occurred. The situation has occurred at dozen of campuses across the United States, which include University of Montana, University of Tulsa, Tennessee University, North Carolina, Niagara University, University of New Mexico, Michigan University, Kansas University, Delaware University, Boston University, Hobart and Smith College, Baylor University, Notre Dame University, Florida State University, and Columbia University. The police sometimes get involved, which they do not do anything. Also, the administration gets involved, but they also allow the rapist to continue going to to school.
Ridpath argues the point about administration not prosecuting athletes correctly when he states, “Sadly, I saw much of this behavior first hand as an intercollegiate coach and administrator for almost 15 years. Any allegation, no matter how horrible, was most always dealt with in a way to limit damage and protect the brand, coach and athlete” (para. 4). The Dean of Students at Niagara University, Carrie McLaughlin, told a student reporting a sexual assault case to her that coming to her with this case means she is trying to ruin his career (Gray, 2015). The police and the administration do not properly handle sexual assault cases that happen in college pertaining to athletes. Action needs to take place for the incidence of sexual assault cases among college athletes to go down. With the many college campuses getting complaints of not handling sexual assault cases correctly, the colleges need to prosecute the rapist and the college judiciary panels should receive more information about sexual assault. Furthermore, the coaches are the solution to change the topic of sexual assault among athletes.