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An MSU Student Said an Athlete Raped Her. Officials Found Him Innocent, Then Expelled Him—and He Had No Idea.

A Title IX case involving a black male athlete and a white female accuser raises serious due process concerns.

MumpheryCliff Welch/Icon Sportswire 357/Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire/NewscomA female student at Michigan State University accused a star athlete and graduate, Keith Mumphery, of sexual misconduct in 2015. Officials investigated the claim, and cleared Mumphery of wrongdoing—partly because of the numerous inconsistencies in the female student's story.

Months later, after the female student ("Jane Roe") appealed the decision, MSU changed its mind and expelled Mumphery. The university attempted to inform Mumphery of the appeal, second investigation, and subsequent expulsion, but his MSU inbox was full, and administrators' emails bounced back.

Mumphery earned a spot in the National Football League and played for the Houston Texans, at first blissfully unaware he had been found responsible for sexual misconduct and banned from MSU. His football career came to a sudden end, however, in June 2017, after The Detroit Free Press published an article revealing the expulsion. Mumphery was cut from the team two days after the article was published.

That's all according to Mumphery's lawsuit against MSU, which he filed last week. The former athlete is represented by Andrew Miltenberg, an attorney who has defended many students accused of sexual misconduct. (I've interviewed Miltenberg here.) Miltenberg also defended Grant Neal, who was wrongfully expelled from Colorado State University-Pueblo for sexually assaulting his girlfriend, even though she stated firmly that he had never raped her. Neal later won a settlement from CSUP.

Mumphery's situation resembles Neal's, and suggests a similarly egregious violation of not just due process but basic fairness. Mumphery, like Neal, was a black man—his alleged victim, like Neal's, was a white woman. I suspect that students of color are disproportionately punished for violating Title IX, the federal statute understood by college officials to compel sexual misconduct investigations, and my suspicions are shared by several writers and legal experts who cover this subject. (Atlantic contributing editor Emily Yoffe has written that students of color are "vastly overrepresented in the cases I've tracked," and this has been my experience as well.)

Here are the details of the sexual misconduct allegation against Mumphery, as recounted in the lawsuit.

Mumphery met Roe, a freshman student, on Tindr in November 2014. Mumphery had already graduated from the university, and was pursuing a master's degree in communications. They gradually lost touch with each other, and Mumphery moved to Florida in January 2015 to train for NFL scouting. He returned to campus on March 14, 2015, to participate in an NFL scouting opportunity. On March 17, Roe texted Mumphery, and invited him to come to her dorm room. She also sent him a topless photo of herself, according to the lawsuit.

Around 9:00 p.m., Mumphery ate dinner in his car outside Roe's apartment building. Roe would later claim he was dealing drugs out of his car—an "outlandish" falsehood, according to the lawsuit.

After finishing dinner, Mumphery entered Roe's dorm room. Roe was sober, according to the lawsuit. She changed clothes in front of him, and then they started kissing. This gradually progressed to sexual touching, and digital penetration once Roe had disrobed.

"There was never any pushing or other form of aggression," according to the lawsuit. "Rather, the entire encounter was consensual in nature."

The encounter came to a halt when Mumphery—still fully clothed—said that he would only have sex with Roe if he was wearing a condom. (Mumphery later told the investigators, "My sister got a baby and I don't have sex without a condom.") Roe allegedly became so distraught about this development that Mumphery phoned a friend to ask for advice. Roe spoke with the friend as well. She became angrier and angrier, according to the lawsuit, and Mumphery decided to leave before things escalated further.

The next day, Roe told the police that Mumphery had raped her. The prosecutor declined to pursue charges, however, in part because Roe did not respond to the prosecutor's request for a meeting.

The fact that law enforcement declined to pursue criminal charges did not deter the university from conducting its own investigation. Indeed, as readers of my previous coverage of other cases like this are well aware, the police process is totally independent from the Title IX process. And so MSU administrators with the Office for Institutional Equity (OIE) looked into the matter on their own.

Their conclusion, issued in September 2015, was that "the preponderance of the evidence did not support Roe's allegation of non-consensual sexual intercourse." The OIE investigator, Dr. Catherine Riley, noted that Roe made several statements undercutting her credibility.

This finding was emailed to Mumphery at his MSU email address. But Mumphery never saw it: His MSU inbox was full, and he had little reason to check it. He had been drafted by the Houston Texans the previous May, and wasn't living on campus.

On October 27, Roe appealed MSU's findings—an option available to her under university policy, and required by the Obama-era Education Department's Office for Civil Rights, which enforces Title IX. According to Mumphery's lawsuit, MSU manfestly violated Mumphery's due process rights by failing to notify him of this second investigation. Administrators eventually held a hearing on the matter of Roe's appeal—a hearing neither Roe nor Mumphery attended (the latter having no idea it was taking place).

On March 21, 2016, MSU reversed its initial finding and declared that Mumphery had committed both sexual assault and "sexual exploitation" for calling his friend to discuss the encounter. He was prohibited from enrolling in classes at MSU until 2019 and banned from campus.

A spokesperson for Miltenberg's office tells me that MSU never successfully informed Mumphery of this finding, since the emails bounced. He didn't find out until he came to MSU for a golf outing, at which point a football coach told him that he wasn't allowed on campus.

"Note—MSU clearly had the ability to contact him, since the MSU Football program invited him to the outing," Miltenberg's office told me. "So it's not like they were unable to track him down."

The Detroit Free Press article on his case came out a few months later. The revelation shocked many in the Houston sports world: Houston Press sports writer Sean Pendergast asked, "how in the hell are we just finding out about all of this now?"

But the Freep article was appallingly misleading. Notably, it failed to mention that MSU officials initially cleared Mumphery of wrong doing, and then revisited the matter without Mumphery's awareness or participation. That's a consequential omission, given that the article resulted in Mumphery's dismissal from the Houston Texans.

There are two sides to every sexual misconduct dispute, and it's of course possible Mumphery did something very wrong on March 14, 2015. But the investigator who actually spoke with both Mumphery and Roe—Catherine Riley—decided that a preponderance of the evidence favored Mumphery's account. Only the subsequent investigation, in which neither Roe nor Mumphery nor Riley participated, produced a finding of guilt. The former athlete presents a strong argument that MSU wronged him, and should make amends while guaranteeing that this never happens to another accused student.

In a statement, Miltenberg accused MSU of railroading Mumphery in order to distract from its mishandling of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal.

"In order to arrive at their predetermined outcome of guilty, Michigan State conducted a sham investigation and blatantly ignored the due process rights of my client, who at the time had already graduated from Michigan State and was training in Florida," said Miltenberg. "The University repeatedly and systematically failing to give him notice of the appeal and the subsequent second investigation. Mr. Mumphery continues to suffer ongoing harm, including damages to his reputation and the permanent loss of employment and educational opportunities."

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  • General_Tso||

    Robby appears to be sticking up for the males in this piece, but thankfully he worked the 'racism(!)' angle in, so not all is lost.

  • ||

    To be sure...

  • ||

    In a statement, Miltenberg accused MSU of railroading Mumphery in order to distract from its mishandling of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal.

    Flawless

  • Tom Bombadil||

    Pro baller. High earning potential.. Could be a big settlement. Hope so.

  • Colossal Douchebag||

    Also, huge football program, huge potential recruiting damage over multiple seasons.

    Rip 'em a new one.

  • MoreFreedom||

    The notice to potential MSU students went out telling them they could be expelled for no reason. So spend wisely.

  • Tom Bombadil||

    "I suspect that students of color are disproportionately punished for violating Title IX, the federal statute understood by college officials to compel sexual misconduct investigations, and my suspicions are shared by several writers and legal experts who cover this subject. (Atlantic contributing editor Emily Yoffe has written that students of color are "vastly overrepresented in the cases I've tracked," and this has been my experience as well.)"

    This is some shitty journalism.

  • ||

    This is some shitty journalism.

    It's pretty low even by 'neighbors gossiping over the fence' standards.

  • C. S. P. Schofield||

    The whole situation is shitty. Colleges have no goddamned business determining guilt or innocence in cases of sexual misconduct. That's the business of the courts. Colleges have been GIVEN the task to bolster the often debunked "one in five women is raped" crap that the progressive establishment is so fond of. Black students are going to be overrepresented in these things because the kind of Progressive/Feminist/Neurotic nitwits who will bring this kind of bullshit charges without going to the cops are obsessed with race.

    *spit*

  • Ben of Houston||

    It's as good as can be found given that the vast majority of these numbers cannot be tracked and a large portion are not even publicly available.

    The author properly gives his suspicions from his observations and acknowledges that is all that he has.

    In fact, that is GREAT journalism. It would be much worse if he omitted his concerns in either direction.

  • Brian||

    I called this years ago... get ready for a lot of black men to be falsely accused of rape by white women.

    For some people, racism means never admitting you wanted to have sex with a minority.

  • Mark22||

  • ||

    For some people, racism means never admitting you wanted to have sex with a minority.

    Not that racism wasn't a part of it or that white women don't do what you're saying, but I don't think you need to ascribe any single reason to rationalize crazy's behavior. Some women have a problem being turned down for sex by pretty much anyone and some women like to fabricate elaborate fantasies about rape and center them, whimsically, around someone who may or may not exist.

  • Tom Bombadil||

    Have you ever had a fever and been a bit dizzy or disoriented?

    Well, imagine Jungle Fever.

  • Kyfho Myoba||

    If by 'some women' you mean most women, you are ready to ingest that Crimson Pharmaceutical.

    Bitches be crazy.

  • Cynical Asshole||

    For some people, racism means never admitting you wanted to have sex with a minority.

    ...and having daddy cut you off from your trust fund.

  • swampwiz||

    THIS

  • Mark22||

    This gradually progressed to sexual touching, and digital penetration once Roe had disrobed. The encounter came to a halt when Mumphery—still fully clothed—said that he would only have sex with Roe if he was wearing a condom. She became angrier and angrier, according to the lawsuit, and Mumphery decided to leave before things escalated further.

    "Don't stick it in crazy" applies to all appendages.

  • Roger the Shrubber||

    Unwillingness to have unprotected sex is now sexual assault.

  • Tom Bombadil||

    "said that he would only have sex with Roe if he was wearing a condom. She became angrier and angrier, according to the lawsuit, and Mumphery decided to leave before things escalated further."

    By the time that reached her 'brain', she heard it as:
    "I suspect you are a disease ridden whore".

  • Ariki||

    Or perhaps:
    "bye bye meal ticket"?

  • markm23||

    Is it actually that difficult to get a condom at night on the MSU campus?

  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

    So we know the rapist's name, but we don't know innocent victim's. Hmmm...

  • ||

    And by "rapist", "innocent", and "victim" I assume you mean Robby's pointing out and bemoaning the hypocrisy of a collegiate non-judicial system while buying into their bullshit.

  • ||

    Look, he didn't do it but it's better to be safe.

  • Tom Bombadil||

    Better to wrongly convict 1000 non-rapists than to let one rapist slip through the cracks.

  • ||

    Trump threatening to bolster slander and libel laws is an unacceptable threat to free speech. Not speaking the names of Title IX "victims" is just a civil liberty.

  • Bubba Jones||

    " Plaintiff refers to the complainant pseudonymously, as "Jane Roe" for purposes of protecting her privacy. "

  • $park¥ leftist poser||

    I think I read the wrong article. Can you post a link to the one you read?

  • Cynical Asshole||

    You need some special glasses. Put these on.

  • ||

    Jesus Christ really?!?!? The Enquirer has been publishing every alleged affair, couple breakup, and violent celebrity meltdown since before Bobby Brown punched Whitney Houston, YouTube had the Rice v. Palmer bout, blow by blow within 24 hrs. of the story breaking, but Reason is either too lazy, too scared, or too sold on the whole Title IX/SJW-thing to publish two consenting adults names as equals.

    It's like Reason wants to be on the edge of a couple of different genres without being too edgy. It just comes off as spineless and poor reporting. If Robby really cared about making this shit go away, he'd name the women equally or get the University's explanation as to what no trial is ongoing and/or court order under which she is protected. Otherwise, fuck the free press and the right to face one's accusers because social justice.

  • $park¥ leftist poser||

    So you're saying that the only reason Robby didn't publish the woman's name is because he's following the lead of the bad people. You don't believe that it's at all possible that he doesn't actually know the woman's name because it's not published anywhere that he has access to.

    Got it.

  • ||

    You don't believe that it's at all possible that he doesn't actually know the woman's name because it's not published anywhere that he has access to.

    Got it.

    He rather overtly says, "They went with Jane Roe, so I went with Jane Roe."

    It's OK, I understand that good journalism is hard and that evil people do shitty things in secret but, at some point, you're not shining light on anything and just normalizing things by shining a spotlight on the shit.

    Does a Title IX investigation stand up to an FOIA request? I can't even tell if Robby knows. "Officials" investigated and cleared Mumphreys and the case was appealed? By whom? In what court? Is there some manner of gag order that prevents the previous officials from commenting publicly on an ongoing case (in which they may have no bearing)? Are even the policies covering the administration of the policies secret?

    Don't get me wrong, I understand that it's difficult to *both* complain about an unfair system *and* actively combat it. It's much easier and makes for a much longer career if you just point and say "See... Racism! Wrongdoing!"

  • $park¥ leftist poser||

    He rather overtly says, "They went with Jane Roe, so I went with Jane Roe."

    I'm not seeing it, can you copy/paste where he said that?

    Does a Title IX investigation stand up to an FOIA request?

    Have you tried? If it's that important why are you waiting for Robby to do it?

    Don't get me wrong

    I know, you're one of the few that just absolutely hates Robby. I don't get it, but I'm not gonna stop you. I'm not trying to stick up for him, I'm just trying to figure out where the foaming mouth comes from.

  • Libertymike||

    Sparky, failing to identify the woman's name is, per se, journalistic malpractice.

  • $park¥ leftist poser||

    Sparky, failing to identify the woman's name is, per se, journalistic malpractice.

    No, I disagree, therefore it isn't.

  • Libertymike||

    Upon what is your disagreement premised?

  • $park¥ leftist poser||

    Upon what is your disagreement premised?

    What makes you think I'm going to go through this with you? You made a statement of your opinion disguised as fact. I did the same.

  • Libertymike||

    Okay, grasshopper.

    Journalism 101:

    WHO
    What
    Where
    When
    How and
    Why.

    Journalistic practice necessitates identifying sexual assault accusers. The identification is checking the WHO box.

    There are no snowflake or feminist legal dogma exceptions.

  • $park¥ leftist poser||

    WHO

    "star athlete and graduate, Keith Mumphery"

    Box checked.

  • Libertymike||

    Its okay to be obdurate if you are not obfuscatory.

    Should I conclude that you have some principled basis for your opinion?

  • $park¥ leftist poser||

    Should I conclude that you have some principled basis for your opinion?

    I was able to properly identify who the article was about. You and several others apparently are having trouble with that. Hopefully I helped you out.

  • Rossami||

    What information leads you to believe that the author of this article actually knows Roe's real name? Note that even Mumphery's lawyers refer to her as "Jane Roe" in the lawsuit.

  • gormadoc||

    I don't think an FOIA request would get anything here. The university already decided that it was important that her privacy be protected and they can deny the request based on that. This all assumes they even bother to process it and in a timely manner.

    The officials were almost definitely Riley and other investigators. It's normal in such cases to anonymize names and they won't break that anonymity just because Robbie calls.

    The case was appealed to the Title IX office, so there isn't going to be any public record there of her name.

    Her name just isn't important in demonstrating the problem here. It wouldn't be worth it to delay publication and spend time and resources finding her name when it probably can't be done.

  • ||

    The officials were almost definitely Riley and other investigators. It's normal in such cases to anonymize names and they won't break that anonymity just because Robbie calls.

    The case was appealed to the Title IX office, so there isn't going to be any public record there of her name.

    Her name just isn't important in demonstrating the problem here. It wouldn't be worth it to delay publication and spend time and resources finding her name when it probably can't be done.

    From FOX News, to my local NBC affiliate, to NPR; each will tell me that "Calls to officials have not been returned." or "FOIA requests have gone unanswered." or whatever.

    I get that her name, right this second, isn't important to the overall story but, as I said, Robby still refers past known confabulists by their real names and, in all likelihood, won't go on to reveal this woman's name either. It's not exactly a specific and personal gripe at Robby except that, at one point and repeatedly in tone in the articles, he claimed to be a champion against Title IX and still posits the cases as wrongdoing.

    Again, Robby doesn't bear the full brunt of the blame for the fact that it's the Rolling Stone/UVA case or the Duke Lacrosse case rather than the Jackie Coakley hoax or the Crystal Mangum con but the fact that he and others continue to placate and then lament the movement they're placating grows tiresome and hypocritical.

  • ||

    Robby still refers past known confabulists by their real names

    By their pseudonyms, that is.

  • markm23||

    That depends. There have been rape cases in real courts, where it turned out the "victim" had repeatedly made false accusations against other men. Such a pattern of behavior will remain hidden if the names are hidden.

  • ||

    tl;dr?

    Catherine Riley

  • $park¥ leftist poser||

    Um, what? Is she the innocent victim because the OIE should have found him guilty to begin with?

  • Cynical Asshole||

    That was the name of original investigator who found him innocent, not the pinhead claiming she was raped.

  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

    That's not the victim, that's the investigator:

    Or at least, that's how I interpreted that sentence.

  • Eidde||

    So there's no pretense he was notified of the charges in either of his hearings?

  • Roger the Shrubber||

    If the .edu email address of a former student is no longer active, how do YOU expect a kangaroo court to notify their NFL drafted, semi-famous, easily googlable defendant?

  • ||

    If you don't make it look like you did everything you could and failed, how else are you supposed to justify it when your petitions for summons/subpeona powers?

  • Bubba Jones||

    He wasn't drafted. He was an undrafted free agent, 3 years removed from his college career.

  • Bubba Jones||

    Wait. i just googled up his stats. This guy actually played for the Texans in 2015 and 2016 before being cut in the summer of 2017.

    I have no idea if he was going to make the team in 2017, but the fact that they cut him in the middle of the summer, 2 days after the article came out, and out of sync with the normal cycle of cuts, tells me that this was a causal event.

    https://overthecap.com/player/keith-mumphery/4023

    MSU owes him a couple million dollars.

  • Marcus Aurelius||

    And a goat

  • Eidde||

    I don't get it.

  • Arcxjo||

    We've tried nothing and we're all out of ideas!

  • Cynical Asshole||

    The encounter came to a halt when Mumphery—still fully clothed—said that he would only have sex with Roe if he was wearing a condom. (Mumphery later told the investigators, "My sister got a baby and I don't have sex without a condom.") Roe allegedly became so distraught about this development that Mumphery phoned a friend to ask for advice. Roe spoke with the friend as well. She became angrier and angrier, according to the lawsuit, and Mumphery decided to leave before things escalated further.

    Of course she was angry. If she had managed to get knocked up by an NFL player she would have been set for life. Now she might have to "settle" for a boring life, working a boring job, going home to a boring husband (assuming some other poor SOB is dumb enough to let her get her hooks in him), and just making ends meet like most of us instead of having a rich sugar-daddy take of her. By refusing to fuck her bareback Mumphery clearly ruined her life. /sarc

  • Bubba Jones||

    Yep. She was trying to get knocked up and too crazy/impatient to let him use a condom a couple times before finding a way to poke a hole in it.

  • Marcus Aurelius||

    My sister got a baby... Lesson learned the hard way?

  • General_Tso||

    Do we learn them any other way?

  • Bubba Jones||

    Is the lesson, "don't knock up your own sister"?

  • Get To Da Chippah||

    "It is twoo what they say about ... you people?"

    ...

    "Oh, it's twoo, it's twoo!"

    ...

    "WAPE WAPE!"

  • The_Hoser||

    "You're sucking on my arm."

  • ||

    "My sister got a baby and I don't have sex without a condom."

    So, either this is saying, "Kids are a hassle." or is (hilariously) racist and sexist as hell.

  • livefree||

    When are we going to stop with this ridiculous notion that colleges have to be the ones to deal with these cases? They are clearly not very good at it. Either they perform a cover-up or they railroad innocent people. Cops may be incompetent ,but at least they are actually trained to deal with these cases, unlike education department bureaucrats.

  • Brandybuck||

    Hey kids, if you haven't realized it you, don't be having sex with college students. If you need that nookie go get a hooker. Much safer.

  • stuartl||

    Didn't work for Trump

  • Rhywun||

    At least go off-campus.

  • Eidde||

    "Ooh, the Sappho Club, sounds kinky, I'm bound to get laid here!"

  • TSTB||

    Or better yet; Stay off campus. The dubious benefits of "higher education" become less attractive day by day. There has got to be a better way to get ahead in life for most of these kids.

  • LarryA||

    Lotsa folks getting the same degrees onlline.

    Not the football players, of course.

  • junyo||

    A college age acquaintance posted on FB last week that both begging for sex and/or talking a woman into sex were forms of sexual assault, and got a fuckton of people agreeing with them.

    There should be a 5 mile Penis Exclusion Zone around every liberal arts college and enforced by Federal Bro Officers.

  • markm23||

    "don't be having sex with college students. If you need that nookie go get a hooker." What if the hooker is working her way through college? That's one way to get a degree without going deep into debt.

    The odds of that might be pretty good unless you deliberately seek out an older hooker. MSU has 50,000 students in a town of 48,000 permanent residents, so most of the young women will be students. And I suspect career hookers would tend to avoid college towns, because there's too much "free" competition.

  • Arcxjo||

    Notice, of course, that only the innocent party is publicly named. Tell us Roe's real name or this is a violation of his 6th Amendment rights.

  • $park¥ leftist poser||

    Are you going to sue if he doesn't?

  • ||

    No, because filing suit costs money and exposes oneself to counter litigation... unlike a filing Title IX suit complaint.

  • $park¥ leftist poser||

    But this is a violation of someone's Constitutional rights! Surely that's important enough.

  • ||

    My mistake, repeatedly defending Robby's lamentation of the nth iteration of the same issue, praising his half-reporting any given story (except maybe 1), and lauding his pseudo-crusading for men and minorities on it is clearly the moral high ground.

  • Rossami||

    No, it's not. The Sixth Amendment grants Mumphery the right to confront his accuser but it grants you as a third party no rights at all. You don't get to be outraged on his behalf.

    Mumphery, of course, already knows his accuser's real name. But even his own lawyers refer to her only as "Jane Roe" in the lawsuit.

  • Eidde||

    I wonder if this guy, when suing his alma mater, followed the same rules of fair notice they followed with him?

    "Well, Your Honor, we folded up the legal papers into a paper airplane and threw it at the President's window, but it missed and went into the garbage. Anyway, close enough for government work."

  • Eidde||

    "Plus, we put a copy of the lawsuit in a basement bathroom with a sign no the door reading 'Beware of the Tiger.'"

  • Eidde||

    a sign *on* the door

  • Raoul Duke||

    Expelled by email. That might be a new low.

    Also, how goddamn small is the school's inbox? I have a primary Gmail account that's been in use for about 15 years that's 20% full. Tuition money just doesn't go as far these days...

  • Bubba Jones||

    My work inbox only holds 2Gb and it gets full pretty quickly from 1Mb PDF announcements about the LGBTQ BBQ.

  • The_Hoser||

    Does that size come from the multitude of rainbows or from pictures of dudes in assless chaps?

  • Ariki||

    I'm surprised its so large considering they cut the best parts off either way.
    ;o)

    Ill be here all week.

  • LarryA||

    i expect a star football player might get more than the average amount of email.

  • ||

    Also, how goddamn small is the school's inbox? I have a primary Gmail account that's been in use for about 15 years that's 20% full. Tuition money just doesn't go as far these days...

    It's the school's mailbox. They manage it. They could, especially after he's graduated, delete the contents and fill the box with notifications of his impending Title IX trial. Like if Google fired James Damore via gmail, claimed his inbox was full, and then had him removed from the property for trespassing when he showed up for work.

  • Raoul Duke||

    We'd show you the emails, but...uh...he got expelled so we deleted it. Bummer, right!?!?

  • JonFrum||

    ALL women don't have to come with signs on them - just the bat-shit crazy ones.

  • Kyfho Myoba||

    That's redundant.

  • GamerFromJump||

    Pretty sure that legal documents are required to be delivered in print, so bouncing emails are no excuse.

  • Incredulous||

    I appreciate you bringing this to our attention, Robby, but why the %^$& is race an issue? Would it be ok if this injustice happened to a white guy? It sounds like your take is more than a little racist itself. And why is the accused named and not the accuser?

    Yes, this seems to be yet another case of guilty even when proven innocent, another example of our totally &^&� up witch hunt against men. Justice will only be served if he wins a multimillion dollar settlement and is reinstated while those responsible are held personally liable for the judgement, summarily fired and banned from education. I doubt this will happen though.

  • Nom de Sobriquet||

    Mumphery : "She said all she wanted was for me to help me buss up this chifferobe for kindlin'..."

  • swampwiz||

    Why didn't this gal just jump off the ledge like the gal in "Birth Of A Nation" when the black man chased her up the ledge?

  • Dan S.||

    Given that the unfairness of these Title IX proceedings is widely known, and that this guy was actually found innocent by the Title IX procedure itself, before that finding was reversed, why would the Houston Texans fire him just because he was expelled from a college he no longer attended as a result of such a proceeding.

  • Kyfho Myoba||

    Because the NFL has become a gaggle of virtue signalling pussies.

  • Jeep's Blues||

    Race, though perhaps not the sole determinant in cases like these (black male student, white female student) certainly can be a factor. Here's why:

    I'm African-American and attended a diverse, high-profile public university. In my time there I became friends and had sexual relations with many white coeds. The overwhelming majority were very frank about their sexual fetishization of black men mostly because they'd never met or knew any until they arrived at college.

    Pre-sexting and pre-internet porn these fetishes typically played in real time at campus parties and in dorms and apartments with the accelerants of weed, alcohol, late nights, long semesters and newfound independence from home. Similar experiences were relayed to me by many of my black athlete friends (who would later become pros). They were both the seekers and the sought. None of this is remotely new (see: Ida B. Wells).

    What's new is Victim Culture™ has become weaponized, so after the rush of taboo and hormones die down the shame that sets in can be immediately 'corrected' by the misguided application of campus tribunals and Title IX. Sometimes it's retaliatory, sometimes it's just needing to make it all go away.

  • jjjjj||

    I imagine the overlap between the Title IX cheerleaders and those who lament over Little Johnny not being able to get a job after doing a nickel for armed robbery is high.

  • E. Kline||

    Correlation isn't cause Robby. Maybe more black guys rape more girls per capita,( they sure murder more people) and more black guys also engage in behavior that the people touting the new sexual mores on college campus consider assault.

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