This statement the author made is about a case that

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This statement the author made is about a case that happened in Baylor University and the outcome ended in a lawsuit of many women because they didn't follow Title IX requirements when there is a case that involves sexual assault. Cases like these are shocking to see because it seems like universities don't care for sexual assault because they aren't doing much for the people who report they are being sexually assaulted, and these victims are not getting the justice they deserved from these colleges. On a university campus withholding information about sexual assault for an athlete is common to cover up for them. In the article Sports and Sexual Assault by Susan Ladika the author makes a statement saying “They also believe college and professional athletes may feel a sense of entitlement because of their celebrity status, and that teams and schools sometimes minimize or cover up bad behavior to avoid negative publicity that could harm big-money sports programs” (Ladika 363). What the author is trying to help you get out of this quote is that athletes act the way they act because of their status of who they are and what we praise them to be. She also is explaining how coaches and universities hide this kind of information because they don't want their school to have a bad reputation and their school then will portray a bad image and for the bad image, they think they will lose money they are making on these athletes. This statement that was made is important because this shows some universities put the school's name and money under protection before any of their student's lives. Schools are focused on how many victories their school is getting rather than trying to help victims of sexual assault incidents on their campus by the people who are making their victories possible. They may not want to punish these athletes because they know their school team can possibly be in jeopardy. However, this is no excuse. Victims should receive their justice no matter who committed the crime . In addition to Ladikas first quote, she's made another comment saying “...some experts say coaches
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5 and school administrators often cover up allegations of sexual assault targeting athletes, and team members may pressure victims to retract their accusations”. This statement the author makes shows how some schools hide information and when they do the rest of the team acts out to the victim as well. This information is meaningful because we want to help these victims not put more weight on their shoulders. A big case cover-up was also mentioned in Ladikas article stating, "On entering the NFL draft three years later, former Notre Dame linebacker Prince Shembo addressed the allegations at a press conference, saying he was the one Seeberg had accused of sexual assault, but that Notre Dame officials had instructed him not to talk about the case" (Ladikas 374). Situations like these are tragic to hear about because in this case, the star states that he was instructed not to speak of what he did, and he didn't speak on it till three years later. If this star football player never spoke up of this situation it would have been buried in the
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  • Spring '08
  • Dutton
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