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Silsbee, TX – I swear I thought this was the plot of a FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS episode, but I guess I just read about it in our forums. The story starts in 2008 when a 16-year-old cheerleader for Silsbee High School accused one of the school’s star athletes, Rakheem Bolton (pictured), of raping her at a party.

Bolton and two other men would later be arrested and a grand jury would indict Bolton on a felony sexual assault of a minor charge. This charge was dropped when Bolton pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault. He received two years probation, community service, a fine and had to to take anger-management classes. He was also allowed to return to school and rejoin his teammates on the basketball team. “I have no hard feelings toward the girl,” Bolton told reporters. “It was a misunderstanding.”

In January of 2009, the victim was leading cheers at a basketball game Bolton was participating in, but when Bolton was about to take a free throw, the girl would stand silently with her arms folded refusing to cheer for the person she accuses of raping her. This got her kicked off the squad. “I didn’t want to have to say his name and I didn’t want to cheer for him,” she later told reporters. “I just didn’t want to encourage anything he was doing.”

So the victim and her parents hired lawyers to sue the principal and the School District. They argued that the girl’s right to exercise free expression had been violated when she was instructed to cheer for the person who sexually assaulted her. But two separate courts ruled against her, deciding that a cheerleader does not speak for themselves, but freely agrees to act as a “mouthpiece” for an institution, in turn surrendering their constitutional right to free speech.

To add insult to injury, a federal appeals court upheld those decisions and has ordered the girl to reimburse the school district $45,000 for filing a “frivolous” lawsuit against it.

 

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  • WorldsTallestMidget

    This is bullshit! Poor girl!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/andycarpenterjr Andy Carpenter

    Texas is definitely the most fucked up state in our country. I think we should send it floating about 200 miles into the gulf of Mexico.

  • http://www.facebook.com/andycarpenterjr Andy Carpenter

    Texas is definitely the most fucked up state in our country. I think we should send it floating about 200 miles into the gulf of Mexico.

  • http://www.facebook.com/andycarpenterjr Andy Carpenter

    Texas is definitely the most fucked up state in our country. I think we should send it floating about 200 miles into the gulf of Mexico.

  • HotReadingMama

    What the motherfuck??? Its mighty big of him not to have hard feelings toward her O.o

  • HotReadingMama

    What the motherfuck??? Its mighty big of him not to have hard feelings toward her O.o

  • HotReadingMama

    What the motherfuck??? Its mighty big of him not to have hard feelings toward her O.o

  • HotReadingMama

    What the motherfuck??? Its mighty big of him not to have hard feelings toward her O.o

  • HotReadingMama

    What the motherfuck??? Its mighty big of him not to have hard feelings toward her O.o

  • Athena

    As extremely crunchy as this is, the courts are right and the parents should have understood this calculated risk before they undertook the suit. I wonder if they put this much effort into pressuring the D.A. to offer a less generous plea agreement? I mean, for a felony sexual assault on a minor charge to be pleaded down to a fucking misdemeanor assault charge is the bullshit in this situation.

  • Athena

    As extremely crunchy as this is, the courts are right and the parents should have understood this calculated risk before they undertook the suit. I wonder if they put this much effort into pressuring the D.A. to offer a less generous plea agreement? I mean, for a felony sexual assault on a minor charge to be pleaded down to a fucking misdemeanor assault charge is the bullshit in this situation.

  • EveryVillainIsLemons

    This is a big, stinking pile of bullshit. Why was that nasty little asshole even still allowed to play for the team? Don’t they have any sort of code of honor about not getting to play if they are convicted of any sort of criminal activity?

  • EveryVillainIsLemons

    This is a big, stinking pile of bullshit. Why was that nasty little asshole even still allowed to play for the team? Don’t they have any sort of code of honor about not getting to play if they are convicted of any sort of criminal activity?

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/BTYN5SIVHWNRENFLKYBXYNVYVE Avie

    Pathetic. Isn’t it amazing how a person can get away with just about anything, as long as he’s a good athlete? I’d say she’s been raped three times, now. First by this jackass, second by the school (when they allowed him back onto the team) and lastly by the courts and the school by ordering her to pay $45,000 after she lost the court case.

    I have a special hatred for rapists. I have an even worse hatred for people who enable rapists. “Oh, he’s learned his lesson–he’ll be a good boy from now on…” Bullshit. Once a filthy rapist, always a filthy rapist. I reserve my worst hatred for women who cry rape when no rape has taken place. They make it difficult, if not impossible, for actual victims to get justice. (And, yes, I have been the victim of rape.)

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/BTYN5SIVHWNRENFLKYBXYNVYVE Avie

    Pathetic. Isn’t it amazing how a person can get away with just about anything, as long as he’s a good athlete? I’d say she’s been raped three times, now. First by this jackass, second by the school (when they allowed him back onto the team) and lastly by the courts and the school by ordering her to pay $45,000 after she lost the court case.

    I have a special hatred for rapists. I have an even worse hatred for people who enable rapists. “Oh, he’s learned his lesson–he’ll be a good boy from now on…” Bullshit. Once a filthy rapist, always a filthy rapist. I reserve my worst hatred for women who cry rape when no rape has taken place. They make it difficult, if not impossible, for actual victims to get justice. (And, yes, I have been the victim of rape.)

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Morbid

    I agree Athena. I also think the parents did know the calculated risk they were taking, but never figured anyone would ever read a headline like the one I used.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Morbid

    I agree Athena. I also think the parents did know the calculated risk they were taking, but never figured anyone would ever read a headline like the one I used.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Morbid

    I agree Athena. I also think the parents did know the calculated risk they were taking, but never figured anyone would ever read a headline like the one I used.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Morbid

    I agree Athena. I also think the parents did know the calculated risk they were taking, but never figured anyone would ever read a headline like the one I used.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Morbid

    I agree Athena. I also think the parents did know the calculated risk they were taking, but never figured anyone would ever read a headline like the one I used.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Morbid

    I agree Athena. I also think the parents did know the calculated risk they were taking, but never figured anyone would ever read a headline like the one I used.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Morbid

    I agree Athena. I also think the parents did know the calculated risk they were taking, but never figured anyone would ever read a headline like the one I used.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Morbid

    I agree Athena. I also think the parents did know the calculated risk they were taking, but never figured anyone would ever read a headline like the one I used.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Morbid

    I agree Athena. I also think the parents did know the calculated risk they were taking, but never figured anyone would ever read a headline like the one I used.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Morbid

    I agree Athena. I also think the parents did know the calculated risk they were taking, but never figured anyone would ever read a headline like the one I used.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Morbid

    I agree Athena. I also think the parents did know the calculated risk they were taking, but never figured anyone would ever read a headline like the one I used.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Morbid

    I agree Athena. I also think the parents did know the calculated risk they were taking, but never figured anyone would ever read a headline like the one I used.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Morbid

    I agree Athena. I also think the parents did know the calculated risk they were taking, but never figured anyone would ever read a headline like the one I used.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Morbid

    I agree Athena. I also think the parents did know the calculated risk they were taking, but never figured anyone would ever read a headline like the one I used.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Morbid

    I agree Athena. I also think the parents did know the calculated risk they were taking, but never figured anyone would ever read a headline like the one I used.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Morbid

    I agree Athena. I also think the parents did know the calculated risk they were taking, but never figured anyone would ever read a headline like the one I used.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Morbid

    I agree Athena. I also think the parents did know the calculated risk they were taking, but never figured anyone would ever read a headline like the one I used.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Morbid

    I agree Athena. I also think the parents did know the calculated risk they were taking, but never figured anyone would ever read a headline like the one I used.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Morbid

    I agree Athena. I also think the parents did know the calculated risk they were taking, but never figured anyone would ever read a headline like the one I used.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Morbid

    I agree Athena. I also think the parents did know the calculated risk they were taking, but never figured anyone would ever read a headline like the one I used.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Morbid

    I agree Athena. I also think the parents did know the calculated risk they were taking, but never figured anyone would ever read a headline like the one I used.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Morbid

    I agree Athena. I also think the parents did know the calculated risk they were taking, but never figured anyone would ever read a headline like the one I used.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Morbid

    I agree Athena. I also think the parents did know the calculated risk they were taking, but never figured anyone would ever read a headline like the one I used.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Morbid

    I agree Athena. I also think the parents did know the calculated risk they were taking, but never figured anyone would ever read a headline like the one I used.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XKMAEMPVJ5T2Y35HKYTNG7I6SY Cedric

    I live in and love Texas … where do you live Andy ? Never mind.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XKMAEMPVJ5T2Y35HKYTNG7I6SY Cedric

    I live in and love Texas … where do you live Andy ? Never mind.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XKMAEMPVJ5T2Y35HKYTNG7I6SY Cedric

    I live in and love Texas … where do you live Andy ? Never mind.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XKMAEMPVJ5T2Y35HKYTNG7I6SY Cedric

    I live in and love Texas … where do you live Andy ? Never mind.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XKMAEMPVJ5T2Y35HKYTNG7I6SY Cedric

    I live in and love Texas … where do you live Andy ? Never mind.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XKMAEMPVJ5T2Y35HKYTNG7I6SY Cedric

    Very well stated.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XKMAEMPVJ5T2Y35HKYTNG7I6SY Cedric

    Very well stated.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XKMAEMPVJ5T2Y35HKYTNG7I6SY Cedric

    After a conviction of any type on a case like this the guy should have not been
    allowed back into that particular school … if it had went down like this the rest
    of this Bullshit would not have happened. Simply accepting him back into the
    same school with the victim was a big burden on her. I feel that her having to
    consider dropping being a cheerleader to avoid having to cheer for the Dick
    was in and of itself a simple raping ,and that them finally kicking her off the
    team for the reason stated to have been an aggravated raping. This poor girl
    was raped in so many different ways I almost need to drag out a calculator to
    add up the total. And this did not strike me as a frivolous court case either.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XKMAEMPVJ5T2Y35HKYTNG7I6SY Cedric

    After a conviction of any type on a case like this the guy should have not been
    allowed back into that particular school … if it had went down like this the rest
    of this Bullshit would not have happened. Simply accepting him back into the
    same school with the victim was a big burden on her. I feel that her having to
    consider dropping being a cheerleader to avoid having to cheer for the Dick
    was in and of itself a simple raping ,and that them finally kicking her off the
    team for the reason stated to have been an aggravated raping. This poor girl
    was raped in so many different ways I almost need to drag out a calculator to
    add up the total. And this did not strike me as a frivolous court case either.

  • Bulletproof

    Man oh man, what a fucked up situation. And people wonder why 3/4ths of rapes go unreported. another future Kobe/ Roethlisberger

  • Bulletproof

    Man oh man, what a fucked up situation. And people wonder why 3/4ths of rapes go unreported. another future Kobe/ Roethlisberger

  • http://www.facebook.com/andycarpenterjr Andy Carpenter

    You’re about 900 miles too far south.

  • http://www.facebook.com/andycarpenterjr Andy Carpenter

    You’re about 900 miles too far south.

  • http://www.facebook.com/andycarpenterjr Andy Carpenter

    You’re about 900 miles too far south.

  • http://www.facebook.com/edward.hickey Edward Hickey

    filing a frivolous lawsuit should be a crime but she could have been raped but even so free world so I don’t like someone I’d boooo! pay 45 grand for asking for right to not cheer is just a sad lesson.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Z6DKV7RCCMET7LMY23HDU2PV5M kevin h

    i doubt either one of these guys had to rape the bitches they got…the only thing that happened in those situations is the sluts saw dollar signs when they opened there legs

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XKMAEMPVJ5T2Y35HKYTNG7I6SY Cedric

    No…guess I wasn’t clear in what I would have been casting that vote for … was not attempting to guess your location Andy … was voting on the most fucked up state in our country.

  • Athena

    Right? Hell, when I was in high school, being caught drinking would get you booted.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XKMAEMPVJ5T2Y35HKYTNG7I6SY Cedric

    I have no comment on the Roethlisberger case – other than the guy seemed guilty to me.But the Kobe case ??? Are you serious …. no means no man ,and Kobe was in there like timber – till he pulled a Mike Tyson and decided to plow that chicks Hershey Highway against her wishes.Yes to vaginal sex ,and a no to anal sex in the same boom booming still equals rape if you go ahead and slid it in hole # 2.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XKMAEMPVJ5T2Y35HKYTNG7I6SY Cedric

    I have no comment on the Roethlisberger case – other than the guy seemed guilty to me.But the Kobe case ??? Are you serious …. no means no man ,and Kobe was in there like timber – till he pulled a Mike Tyson and decided to plow that chicks Hershey Highway against her wishes.Yes to vaginal sex ,and a no to anal sex in the same boom booming still equals rape if you go ahead and slid it in hole # 2.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XKMAEMPVJ5T2Y35HKYTNG7I6SY Cedric

    I have no comment on the Roethlisberger case – other than the guy seemed guilty to me.But the Kobe case ??? Are you serious …. no means no man ,and Kobe was in there like timber – till he pulled a Mike Tyson and decided to plow that chicks Hershey Highway against her wishes.Yes to vaginal sex ,and a no to anal sex in the same boom booming still equals rape if you go ahead and slid it in hole # 2.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XKMAEMPVJ5T2Y35HKYTNG7I6SY Cedric

    I know right.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XKMAEMPVJ5T2Y35HKYTNG7I6SY Cedric

    I know right.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XKMAEMPVJ5T2Y35HKYTNG7I6SY Cedric

    I know right.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XKMAEMPVJ5T2Y35HKYTNG7I6SY Cedric

    I know right.

  • Athena

    I’m going to have to agree. Hell, charges weren’t even filed in either of the Roethlisberger allegations. And the Kobe allegation… what a fuckin’ joke.

    There are enough athletes actually convicted of sexual assault that we don’t need to keep bringing up a couple of poor dudes some harpies tried to roll.

  • Athena

    I’m going to have to agree. Hell, charges weren’t even filed in either of the Roethlisberger allegations. And the Kobe allegation… what a fuckin’ joke.

    There are enough athletes actually convicted of sexual assault that we don’t need to keep bringing up a couple of poor dudes some harpies tried to roll.

  • Athena

    I’m going to have to agree. Hell, charges weren’t even filed in either of the Roethlisberger allegations. And the Kobe allegation… what a fuckin’ joke.

    There are enough athletes actually convicted of sexual assault that we don’t need to keep bringing up a couple of poor dudes some harpies tried to roll.

  • Athena

    I’m going to have to agree. Hell, charges weren’t even filed in either of the Roethlisberger allegations. And the Kobe allegation… what a fuckin’ joke.

    There are enough athletes actually convicted of sexual assault that we don’t need to keep bringing up a couple of poor dudes some harpies tried to roll.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XKMAEMPVJ5T2Y35HKYTNG7I6SY Cedric

    I may be over scrutinizing comments Morbid …but did you just pull one of your replies to Athena … having to do with her comment on peeps rolling athletics ? Yes I noticed that (smile).

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PKSJ42VBXNAFJLOH54Y3K4KTXU Heather Habilatory

    “I have no hard feelings against her. It was all a misunderstanding.”

    Isn’t that what every douchebag rapist claims? It was a misunderstanding. Sure.

    You misunderstood that you can’t just do whatever the fuck you want to do simply because you happen to be able to throw a little ball into a little basket 12 feet off the ground.

    He shouldn’t have even been allowed to go to that school anymore. He should either be in an alternative high school or military boarding school. Fuck this little delinquent. I hope you get used to typing his name, Morbid. You’ll be typing it again.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PKSJ42VBXNAFJLOH54Y3K4KTXU Heather Habilatory

    “I have no hard feelings against her. It was all a misunderstanding.”

    Isn’t that what every douchebag rapist claims? It was a misunderstanding. Sure.

    You misunderstood that you can’t just do whatever the fuck you want to do simply because you happen to be able to throw a little ball into a little basket 12 feet off the ground.

    He shouldn’t have even been allowed to go to that school anymore. He should either be in an alternative high school or military boarding school. Fuck this little delinquent. I hope you get used to typing his name, Morbid. You’ll be typing it again.

  • Anonymous

    I think the entire situation is fucked up. The plea to lesser charges, him returning to school.. I also think that the teachers and athletic folks fucked up on the human decency thing. I understand that she is a representative of her school and cheering for the team is madatory or what the fuck ever. I understand why they lost the suit. But why the individual teachers didn’t have some fucking compassion for the child is beyond me. Great big pile of assholes.
    But once the parents saw that the entitled bag of shit was allowed back into the school, why didn’t they move their daughter to another school?
    I KNOW they shouldn’t have to. I get that it’s a mess and completely unfair, but I’ll be goddamned if I would let my baby girl go to school one.single.day with the little prick that raped her wandering around spouting off some sanctimonious bullshit about not having hard feelings.

  • Anonymous

    I think the entire situation is fucked up. The plea to lesser charges, him returning to school.. I also think that the teachers and athletic folks fucked up on the human decency thing. I understand that she is a representative of her school and cheering for the team is madatory or what the fuck ever. I understand why they lost the suit. But why the individual teachers didn’t have some fucking compassion for the child is beyond me. Great big pile of assholes.
    But once the parents saw that the entitled bag of shit was allowed back into the school, why didn’t they move their daughter to another school?
    I KNOW they shouldn’t have to. I get that it’s a mess and completely unfair, but I’ll be goddamned if I would let my baby girl go to school one.single.day with the little prick that raped her wandering around spouting off some sanctimonious bullshit about not having hard feelings.

  • Anonymous

    I think the entire situation is fucked up. The plea to lesser charges, him returning to school.. I also think that the teachers and athletic folks fucked up on the human decency thing. I understand that she is a representative of her school and cheering for the team is madatory or what the fuck ever. I understand why they lost the suit. But why the individual teachers didn’t have some fucking compassion for the child is beyond me. Great big pile of assholes.
    But once the parents saw that the entitled bag of shit was allowed back into the school, why didn’t they move their daughter to another school?
    I KNOW they shouldn’t have to. I get that it’s a mess and completely unfair, but I’ll be goddamned if I would let my baby girl go to school one.single.day with the little prick that raped her wandering around spouting off some sanctimonious bullshit about not having hard feelings.

  • Anonymous

    I think the entire situation is fucked up. The plea to lesser charges, him returning to school.. I also think that the teachers and athletic folks fucked up on the human decency thing. I understand that she is a representative of her school and cheering for the team is madatory or what the fuck ever. I understand why they lost the suit. But why the individual teachers didn’t have some fucking compassion for the child is beyond me. Great big pile of assholes.
    But once the parents saw that the entitled bag of shit was allowed back into the school, why didn’t they move their daughter to another school?
    I KNOW they shouldn’t have to. I get that it’s a mess and completely unfair, but I’ll be goddamned if I would let my baby girl go to school one.single.day with the little prick that raped her wandering around spouting off some sanctimonious bullshit about not having hard feelings.

  • Anonymous

    I think the entire situation is fucked up. The plea to lesser charges, him returning to school.. I also think that the teachers and athletic folks fucked up on the human decency thing. I understand that she is a representative of her school and cheering for the team is madatory or what the fuck ever. I understand why they lost the suit. But why the individual teachers didn’t have some fucking compassion for the child is beyond me. Great big pile of assholes.
    But once the parents saw that the entitled bag of shit was allowed back into the school, why didn’t they move their daughter to another school?
    I KNOW they shouldn’t have to. I get that it’s a mess and completely unfair, but I’ll be goddamned if I would let my baby girl go to school one.single.day with the little prick that raped her wandering around spouting off some sanctimonious bullshit about not having hard feelings.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PKSJ42VBXNAFJLOH54Y3K4KTXU Heather Habilatory

    I agree with everything you said.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PKSJ42VBXNAFJLOH54Y3K4KTXU Heather Habilatory

    I agree with everything you said.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PKSJ42VBXNAFJLOH54Y3K4KTXU Heather Habilatory

    I agree with everything you said.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PKSJ42VBXNAFJLOH54Y3K4KTXU Heather Habilatory

    I agree with everything you said.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PKSJ42VBXNAFJLOH54Y3K4KTXU Heather Habilatory

    I agree with everything you said.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PKSJ42VBXNAFJLOH54Y3K4KTXU Heather Habilatory

    I agree with everything you said.

  • Anonymous

    Isn’t this the state where cheerleading is fucking serious shit? That a mom try to hire someone to kill another cheerleader’s mom so her daughter could win a spot in the team??

    I guess you can’t fuck with cheerleading & shit in Tx.

    That’s why I lack school spirit. Fuck those assholes, what has San Vicente de Paúl Catholic private school done for me lately since I’ve graduated? Not even given me shit on a stick.

  • Anonymous

    Isn’t this the state where cheerleading is fucking serious shit? That a mom try to hire someone to kill another cheerleader’s mom so her daughter could win a spot in the team??

    I guess you can’t fuck with cheerleading & shit in Tx.

    That’s why I lack school spirit. Fuck those assholes, what has San Vicente de Paúl Catholic private school done for me lately since I’ve graduated? Not even given me shit on a stick.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XKMAEMPVJ5T2Y35HKYTNG7I6SY Cedric

    haha

  • Anonymous

    High five Cedric, I live in Texas too.All states have their fuck-ed upness and I can only tread water for so long.As of late, Florida gets my vote. I just got done reading a story of a woman in Florida , who got in a car crash. She was in the accident , because she was busy shaving her hoohaw and crashed into the back end of a truck.

  • Anonymous

    I have to agree with you 100% dream.There is no way I would want my daughter around him.This story is really fucked up.

  • melb1970

    If you’re on the team you have to play for the team. Though under such circumstances as these, the rules should have been bent a bit for her sake.

    What I don’t get is why our friendly neighborhood rapist was still on the team.

    Did the school bend the rules for their star B-ball player, I should hope so.

    I’d hate to think any thug could play for and represent their team,

  • melb1970

    If you’re on the team you have to play for the team. Though under such circumstances as these, the rules should have been bent a bit for her sake.

    What I don’t get is why our friendly neighborhood rapist was still on the team.

    Did the school bend the rules for their star B-ball player, I should hope so.

    I’d hate to think any thug could play for and represent their team,

  • http://profiles.google.com/ceisdsgil ceisd sgil

    ok, I’ve heard of girls putting on make up, painting their nails, plucking their eyebrows and even applying mascara while driving..but shaving the nether bits? That takes the cake. Man..I hope she cut her cootersnatch up real nicely when she got into that accident. I feel for whoever had to respond to that scene. I’d have been struggling between trying not to die laughing at this driver, and trying not to throw up…
    ~shadow

  • Anonymous

    Yeah. That is exactly what want to know too.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah. That is exactly what want to know too.

  • Anonymous

    This is reprehensible; the staff of that school ought to be ashamed of the way they’ve treated that young girl. And somebody need to look into why that man was allowed to cop a misdemeanor plea for a serious crime of violence.

    Oh, I forgot, he’s an athlete…they get to do whatever they want.

    Shit. On. That.

  • Anonymous

    I hope the word “rapist” follows him for the rest of his life for this horrifying incident and that fucking smug line. I hope the civil courts are more open over this for the cheerleaders family and herself.

  • Anonymous

    I hope the word “rapist” follows him for the rest of his life for this horrifying incident and that fucking smug line. I hope the civil courts are more open over this for the cheerleaders family and herself.

  • Anonymous

    Hmm, I’m a little off on the opinions here, I think. Yeah, he’s a douche and shouldn’t be back at school…but really, that shit happens all over.
    Really though, she was planning on standing there not cheering every game because he’s in it? Well, of course she was going to get booted from the team. If she didn’t want to cheer for him or say his name, she has the choice not to be a cheerleader.

    I agree with the school, it was a frivolous lawsuit, and they should be able to recoup their money.

  • Wicked Smilee

    Good for the girl standing
    strong. Bad for her choice in participating in a blatantly misogynist activity
    such as cheerleading. Boo!

  • Anonymous

    Or shit in a can…

  • Anonymous

    Wow. Classy.

  • Anonymous

    I grew up in a Penecostal school! No make up, no jewelry, no cutting or styling your hair, required to wear ankle length skirts and button up shirts with long sleeves and a collar. Shit, we’d be in deep shit if were caught with eye-liner!

  • Athena

    I’m… sorry… O.o

  • Athena

    I’m… sorry… O.o

  • Anonymous

    I would direct your second comment to the boys and girls of SF Cheer.
    http://www.cheersf.org/

  • http://twitter.com/noeljones1972 Christy Jones

    What BS..he shoulda been off the team! That’s a lotta money for them to pay..but hey..let’s rape a rape victim over and over. Wouldn’t she have known he was playin in that game..it was a year later!

    Thank God my oldest was a Band Geek..course now she is in FL. in college…and dates a musician/stoner. :)

  • http://twitter.com/noeljones1972 Christy Jones

    What BS..he shoulda been off the team! That’s a lotta money for them to pay..but hey..let’s rape a rape victim over and over. Wouldn’t she have known he was playin in that game..it was a year later!

    Thank God my oldest was a Band Geek..course now she is in FL. in college…and dates a musician/stoner. :)

  • Canuck Gramz

    I totally agree! My first thought was that the parents should have taken her from that school!! And moved somewhere else where she wouldn’t ever have to see him. Did they expect that she could go back to school and everything be the way it was before? In a perfect world this boy would be in jail, and the school and the boys parents would be giving a big apology to this poor girl and she’d be able to go back to her studies and her cheerleading. ( well probably in a perfect world this boy would never have raped her) But this is the world we live in. To expect that girl to go back to school where he walks the same halls,( and he seems to think SHE is the one who should apologise to him ) is ludicrous! And then to be a cheerleader on a team that is supposed to cheer for his team! Who else thinks this kid walked because he was a star on the school’s basketball team?

  • Canuck Gramz

    Wow is that site serious??

  • Canuck Gramz

    I was wondering, were the parents really just standing up for their daughter’s rights ( to stan up also but not cheer while doing so) Or were they angry and hoping for a nice little quite settlement with the school? Maybe they should have also sued for allowing the continued abuse of a minor in their school . Too bad you can’t sue people for being jerks.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Star-Sizu/100000944071562 Star Sizu

    Well, at least it seems like this news is getting some attention, it’s on CNN video news, and the Huffington post already.

  • Anonymous

    He not only should not have been allowed back in school he should not have been able to leave the jail-house rape is rape. To many athletes get away with to much for the sake of having a winning team. And what is the 45,000 dollars for exactly? The judge, the coach, and the princepal along with the school board should all be thrown in jail with this little perv

  • Anonymous

    These are high school students not a major league basketball, player, just what dollar signs are you referring to? You must be one of those men who like this basketball player thinks all women are sluts.

  • Anonymous

    First off, my daughter would not have the opportunity to be cheering for the asshole in the same school. As soon as I knew they’d done the stupid and let him back on the team after his conviction, I’d have yanked her out of the school. I don’t care if he crapped gold basketballs, he should not have been still on the team after being convicted of a crime. It doesn’t say much for that particular school system.

  • Canuck Gramz

    I agree. I remember when I was a kid, I hoped that when my own kids grew up that schools would be different, that kids wouldn’t be bullied and worse. I don’t think it’s gotten better.What can us parents and grandparents do to change it? I’m flummoxed.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Z6DKV7RCCMET7LMY23HDU2PV5M kevin h

    who said i was talking about the high school kid,guessing you didn’t notice i responded to the kobe and Roethlisberger post..im positive the highschool kid raped her and should have been thrown in jail to try to get this girls parents to cough up cash for doing the right thing just shows how fail this countries laws are….im talking about sports athletes(pro)…99.9% of the time this is some chick trying to cash in….

  • Anonymous

    Just moved to Florida… Should I be scared??

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Jaded

    Yes.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Jaded

    Yes.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Jaded

    Yes.

  • wyrosjr

    I see this all the time now. Students are now allowed to come back into schools after committing heinous acts. I have students in my school who are guilty of stabbing, armed robbery, and drug crimes. They walk around and mingle with the rest of the good kids and turn them to shit. They continue to stay in trouble constantly. We write them up, day after day. We ask each other, “Just what would you have to do to be kicked out?”. Pretty much the administration and school board fear lawsuits, especially because they are often doing things they shouldn’t be doing. I have cussed out my boss, the principal, for not having balls to do the right thing. Did I get fired? No, he hung his head. He knows. If you think your school is any better, I would suggest you don’t know a lot of what goes on.

  • wyrosjr

    Cheerleading and the culture that goes with it, is one of the most asinine creations that man ever came up with. In my opinion.

  • wyrosjr

    Because, “that shit happens all over” is a reason to let bygones be bygones? I guess when you or your people get raped we can say the same thing. No big deal.

  • http://profiles.google.com/mkoualline Mark Oualline

    Reminds me of an Onion newsvideo of a college athlete overcoming rape charges.
    That being said, it sucks, but the court is absolutely right; the girl had no first amendment right. She had the right to either participate as she planned, not participate and rightly be kicked off the team, or choose not to be a cheerleader.

  • Anonymous

    I think she should have been allowed to stay on the squad.She cheered for the team and only refused when it came to cheering for him individually.She was still being her school’ mouthpiece-it’s a fine point but defintely pertinent.

  • Anonymous

    Be Afraid, be very afraid…

  • Anonymous

    Huh?

  • Anonymous

    @canuck gramz was the victim a black girl or a white girl? Typically when a woman or girl tries to standup for their rights if she is a white girl, she is merely trying to get the justice she deserves, but if she is a black girl that was raped and tries to stand up, she is veiwed as just as merely some “bitch” looking for some bucks…

    That comment he made “I have no hard feelings against her. It was all a misunderstanding.” that just burns me up because it happens too often and shows just shat type of dog shit he is, how big of him to “forgive” her for speaking up about what he did to her, if he was not able to throw a ball in a hoop 3 out of 5 tries, hed be in jail where he deserves to be just like the shit dog he is….

    Bring on some McDonalds videos, thisis pissing me off…

  • Anonymous

    And I did a little more looking into this and should have known, only in New Orleans could this hapen, the grand jury appeal was hels in good old New Orleans LA… that answers a lot of questions there, people pretending and playing at being lawyers…

  • Anonymous

    99.9% of the time because when the rapist is a pro athlete it is perceived as just some “chick” trying to cash in… shit if she is trying to cash in just have a baby from the motherfucker, thats relatively easy it seems and they would get more that way than crying rape…

  • Anonymous

    Whether you like how it was dealt with in court or not, it was settled. He was allowed to still play, so he is.
    Cheerleaders have to actually CHEER to stay on the team. Do you think Mr. Rapey would be allowed to stay on the football team if he just stood there, refusing to play because his victim was a cheerleader?

    Deliberately miss the point all you like, doesn’t change the fact that they have all rights to boot her out and the case against the school was ridiculous.

  • http://twitter.com/noeljones1972 Christy Jones

    Your thinking is what is wrong with a lot of society. This poor girl was raped then her rapist was allowed at school and to play on the schools team as if nothing happened. The parents should have taken her out of school..but I think they filed the lawsuit thinking some justice would be ordered from a judge regarding the situation. I have been through the courts about a rape..or I should say repeatedly raped. I know how it is too be screwed over by the court system. I have PTSD now..the crime occurred over 8 yrs ago. This girl probably needs counseling..esp. now.

  • http://twitter.com/noeljones1972 Christy Jones

    Your thinking is what is wrong with a lot of society. This poor girl was raped then her rapist was allowed at school and to play on the schools team as if nothing happened. The parents should have taken her out of school..but I think they filed the lawsuit thinking some justice would be ordered from a judge regarding the situation. I have been through the courts about a rape..or I should say repeatedly raped. I know how it is too be screwed over by the court system. I have PTSD now..the crime occurred over 8 yrs ago. This girl probably needs counseling..esp. now.

  • wyrosjr

    Texas is par for the course, imo. I vote for California. Who votes the terminator in? A state of idiots.

  • wyrosjr

    I don’t think he should be allowed to breathe, much less play. I think the girl and her family showed restraint by her passive protest. Much more appropriately they should have gone out there and stabbed the prick. Imo, the law and the justice system failed here. If we can’t protect our innocents any better than this, we will never move forward. Sheevaa, I would also bet a dollar to a donut, that you aren’t a family man yet.

  • Anonymous

    This is what is wrong with our teachers today. They are forced to deal with children like this and work in a world where entitled assholes are in charge.
    I’m sorry for you and I admire you.

  • Anonymous

    And it’s absolutely rediculous that it went to the point that he was actually admitted back to school.
    But I honestly have to wonder where the parent’s thinking was coming from. What was it that made them 1st allow their daughter to stay in that school and second to decide to leave her there while they filed a fucking law suit.
    I can only imagine the shit she went through on a day to day basis. The jock kid has a following/groupies (they always do) she was at a MINIMUM ignored, probably experienced much more than that.
    I understand the law suit, I just dont understand the lack of compassion the parents (hell, anyone) showed this poor girl.

  • Anonymous

    Good! Hopefully the little fuck will carry this around for a long fucking time. He didn’t pay the price legally, maybe it will stick socially or with his reputation. Also, whatever this girl had to go through, I have a feeling it will be of use and help the next girl, because there will be a next girl. I’m just sorry that she has to pay the price for another’s justice.

  • Anonymous

    While this case has me on a posting high..
    Why do we get the fucking moron defenders in here all of the time and only one or two victims?
    I truely wish this girl could find us and read how we feel about it and gain some peace and know that she is supported and that people are pissed off on her behalf. I just want to hug the poor kid. I have 4 daughters, I guess that’s why this one has me so up in arms…

  • Wicked Smilee

    your right, he (Kobe) didn’t “have to”, he WANTED to put some stiches in that ass. I’m sure he’ll do you too, if you want…

  • Canuck Gramz

    I don’t know how teachers do it. Especially those who want to make a difference and really help kids. I remember in junior high it was hell to just enter school as a student, I can’t imagine how some teachers must feel, walking into their classroom each day and facing the “bad”kids and knowing how little they can do against them. I know there is no simple answer , but I know that principals and school boards have a responsibility to make sure our kids are safe , both physically and mentally, and some schools seem to fail miserably.

  • Canuck Gramz

    I don’t know how teachers do it. Especially those who want to make a difference and really help kids. I remember in junior high it was hell to just enter school as a student, I can’t imagine how some teachers must feel, walking into their classroom each day and facing the “bad”kids and knowing how little they can do against them. I know there is no simple answer , but I know that principals and school boards have a responsibility to make sure our kids are safe , both physically and mentally, and some schools seem to fail miserably.

  • http://profiles.google.com/ldhummingbird Tracey Jones

    While I understand why they lost the suit, I don’t understand why it should have been deemed frivolous. You’re right, though. This is far from the worst thing about this situation.

  • http://profiles.google.com/ldhummingbird Tracey Jones

    While I understand why they lost the suit, I don’t understand why it should have been deemed frivolous. You’re right, though. This is far from the worst thing about this situation.

  • http://profiles.google.com/ldhummingbird Tracey Jones

    While I understand why they lost the suit, I don’t understand why it should have been deemed frivolous. You’re right, though. This is far from the worst thing about this situation.

  • http://profiles.google.com/ldhummingbird Tracey Jones

    While I understand why they lost the suit, I don’t understand why it should have been deemed frivolous. You’re right, though. This is far from the worst thing about this situation.

  • http://profiles.google.com/ldhummingbird Tracey Jones

    While I understand why they lost the suit, I don’t understand why it should have been deemed frivolous. You’re right, though. This is far from the worst thing about this situation.

  • http://profiles.google.com/ldhummingbird Tracey Jones

    While I understand why they lost the suit, I don’t understand why it should have been deemed frivolous. You’re right, though. This is far from the worst thing about this situation.

  • http://profiles.google.com/ldhummingbird Tracey Jones

    While I understand why they lost the suit, I don’t understand why it should have been deemed frivolous. You’re right, though. This is far from the worst thing about this situation.

  • http://profiles.google.com/ldhummingbird Tracey Jones

    While I understand why they lost the suit, I don’t understand why it should have been deemed frivolous. You’re right, though. This is far from the worst thing about this situation.

  • http://profiles.google.com/ldhummingbird Tracey Jones

    While I understand why they lost the suit, I don’t understand why it should have been deemed frivolous. You’re right, though. This is far from the worst thing about this situation.

  • http://profiles.google.com/ldhummingbird Tracey Jones

    While I understand why they lost the suit, I don’t understand why it should have been deemed frivolous. You’re right, though. This is far from the worst thing about this situation.

  • http://profiles.google.com/ldhummingbird Tracey Jones

    While I understand why they lost the suit, I don’t understand why it should have been deemed frivolous. You’re right, though. This is far from the worst thing about this situation.

  • http://profiles.google.com/ldhummingbird Tracey Jones

    While I understand why they lost the suit, I don’t understand why it should have been deemed frivolous. You’re right, though. This is far from the worst thing about this situation.

  • http://profiles.google.com/ldhummingbird Tracey Jones

    While I understand why they lost the suit, I don’t understand why it should have been deemed frivolous. You’re right, though. This is far from the worst thing about this situation.

  • http://profiles.google.com/ldhummingbird Tracey Jones

    While I understand why they lost the suit, I don’t understand why it should have been deemed frivolous. You’re right, though. This is far from the worst thing about this situation.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WUSPJ56WM63ZAO7MYQGILWWWPM aliceinchainsboy

    so i can use, it was all a misunderstanding after robbing a bank and get away with it? and keep the money honey?

  • wyrosjr

    There is a website where you can donate to the cheerleader defense fund.
    http://www.helpthecheerleader.com/

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Charlotte-Morgan/1641155918 Charlotte Morgan

    Think some of the comments above have gotten a bit off subject. This isn’t talking about a state or anyone else in any other case or situation. I feel its important to stay on subject because this sounds like a travesty of justice in itself. Doesn’t matter what state it was. There are good judges and bad ones in each. We all know this. This one who ordered this was clearly bad. He felt if it wasn’t bad enough getting raped or being strong enought to come forward and reliving it to get justice wasn;t again hard enough… But also these rapest getting those week sentances to begin with probably because they where good at throwing a ball. Then her not even backing down to one of them being in school with her again and her yet again being strong enough to stand up for herself when women twice her age can’t even sometimes muster up that strangth, to then be made to pay for that example of standing up for herself… That judge obviously fell asleep that day he was suppose to get in line and pick up his morals… That girl should be commended. You are a very admirable and inspiriing young women and regardless of what has happened to you I know you will have a good future for whatever you want to make it if for no other reason then the setength you have in you. You are a hero to me now and should be to others.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Charlotte-Morgan/1641155918 Charlotte Morgan

    Think some of the comments above have gotten a bit off subject. This isn’t talking about a state or anyone else in any other case or situation. I feel its important to stay on subject because this sounds like a travesty of justice in itself. Doesn’t matter what state it was. There are good judges and bad ones in each. We all know this. This one who ordered this was clearly bad. He felt if it wasn’t bad enough getting raped or being strong enought to come forward and reliving it to get justice wasn;t again hard enough… But also these rapest getting those week sentances to begin with probably because they where good at throwing a ball. Then her not even backing down to one of them being in school with her again and her yet again being strong enough to stand up for herself when women twice her age can’t even sometimes muster up that strangth, to then be made to pay for that example of standing up for herself… That judge obviously fell asleep that day he was suppose to get in line and pick up his morals… That girl should be commended. You are a very admirable and inspiriing young women and regardless of what has happened to you I know you will have a good future for whatever you want to make it if for no other reason then the setength you have in you. You are a hero to me now and should be to others.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Charlotte-Morgan/1641155918 Charlotte Morgan

    Think some of the comments above have gotten a bit off subject. This isn’t talking about a state or anyone else in any other case or situation. I feel its important to stay on subject because this sounds like a travesty of justice in itself. Doesn’t matter what state it was. There are good judges and bad ones in each. We all know this. This one who ordered this was clearly bad. He felt if it wasn’t bad enough getting raped or being strong enought to come forward and reliving it to get justice wasn;t again hard enough… But also these rapest getting those week sentances to begin with probably because they where good at throwing a ball. Then her not even backing down to one of them being in school with her again and her yet again being strong enough to stand up for herself when women twice her age can’t even sometimes muster up that strangth, to then be made to pay for that example of standing up for herself… That judge obviously fell asleep that day he was suppose to get in line and pick up his morals… That girl should be commended. You are a very admirable and inspiriing young women and regardless of what has happened to you I know you will have a good future for whatever you want to make it if for no other reason then the setength you have in you. You are a hero to me now and should be to others.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Charlotte-Morgan/1641155918 Charlotte Morgan

    Think some of the comments above have gotten a bit off subject. This isn’t talking about a state or anyone else in any other case or situation. I feel its important to stay on subject because this sounds like a travesty of justice in itself. Doesn’t matter what state it was. There are good judges and bad ones in each. We all know this. This one who ordered this was clearly bad. He felt if it wasn’t bad enough getting raped or being strong enought to come forward and reliving it to get justice wasn;t again hard enough… But also these rapest getting those week sentances to begin with probably because they where good at throwing a ball. Then her not even backing down to one of them being in school with her again and her yet again being strong enough to stand up for herself when women twice her age can’t even sometimes muster up that strangth, to then be made to pay for that example of standing up for herself… That judge obviously fell asleep that day he was suppose to get in line and pick up his morals… That girl should be commended. You are a very admirable and inspiriing young women and regardless of what has happened to you I know you will have a good future for whatever you want to make it if for no other reason then the setength you have in you. You are a hero to me now and should be to others.

  • http://twitter.com/Q_Jordon Quintin Jordon

    I am so late on this comment it hurts.

    So she stop cheering and folds her arms as this fine young man starts to shoot a freethrow, all because of a rape? It sounds like one of those sloppy ass acted porn movie’s from the 80s during one of those special moments.

    And then we see him opening up her legs, and she resist – Cut to the ball going up into the air off his hands – Cut back to him pulling out his junk and ratcheting her knees apart  – Cut back to the ball on the descend – Cut to where he is about to enter her – Cut back to the basketball as it is going toward the hoop and about to score – Cut back to him slamming his anthony into her, she screams – Cut to the ball going through the hoop and swishing the net, as the crowd roars.

    Wait, what was the case about again?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Vanstrom/1461134735 Chris Vanstrom

    I know all of you are outraged and I understand why, but you have to take her actions to the extreme to realize what the possible consequences would be if everyone were able to have “freedom of speech anytime and anyplace that they chose. It would mean that you could say whatever you wanted to or in front of your employer’s clients. It would mean that anyone anywhere for any reason could exercise that “right” and disrupt proceedings, events, etc, etc, etc. I’m sorry, but I agree with the decision of the judges. Freedom of speech is one thing. Anarchy is quite another.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Vanstrom/1461134735 Chris Vanstrom

    The judge wasn’t judging anything with regard to her rape, the guy, or anything to do with that incident. And he wasn’t there to.
    He was there to judge the freedom of speech action in a public setting where the girl was representing the school. Period. Regardless of what people THINK the law is, we do NOT have the right to freedom of speech anywhere and under any set of circumstance that we please. And we shouldn’t. When you agree to be in a certain place, representing an institution whether public or private, you give up your right to free speech. If we had the right of free speech anywhere and anytime we wanted, we would never be able to do anything because everyone would be exercising their right to free speech all over the place. It doesn’t work that way.

  • AliceinChainsman =]

    You are in for a lifetime of dissapointment aintcha? What friggen Rock did you crawl out from under you Choad?

  • AliceinChainsman =]

    You are a Clown..Go back to your Circus, that girl had every right to protest dickwad on the floor

  • AliceinChainsman =]

    Go fuck a duck

  • AliceinChainsman =]

    Your a Bush voter aren’t you? been to Iraq and found any WMD’s cause that shits happening all over isn t it.

  • Anonymous

    Why is it you all seem to think I’m a man? I’m a woman, and really Alice? You must have a lot vested in telling me off for bringing up a months old thread. I’m not going to bother addressing your post as it’s just too ridiculous. 

    I will try to explain my thoughts to the other posters that replied to me, though. Now, I agree that the justice system may have failed this girl. HOWEVER, that part of the story is done. What I was referring to is in regard to the parents of the girl filing a frivolous lawsuit because she didn’t want to cheer….but also didn’t want to be kicked off the team. 

    Think about it for a minute before you jump to assuming I’m just okay with girls being raped. I’m not talking AT ALL about that.
    The school let him play, therefore the girl knew she would have to be a cheerleader with him on the team. She chose not to cheer, which is her right. It’s also the right of the school not to allow her to be on the team if she won’t perform the duties that go along with it. 

    Like it or not, the school is in the right on this matter. Personally, I think the parents should have moved this girl to a different school, or filed a suit against this guy being allowed back in the school where his victim was.  That sort of suit would have made a lot more sense. 

  • Anonymous

    I agree. For young adults like this, the sense of discipline and self-worth that come from the rigorous training found at military boarding schools could be the perfect option to get them back on track and ready to grow into mature and responsible adults. These schools use military-style teaching exercises and discipline to teach valuable lessons to underachieving students while encouraging them to reach their full potential.

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