Public Backlash Major Influence in CFL Sacking of Art Briles

After public backlash, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, a Canadian Football League team, backtracked on its decision to hire former Baylor football coach Art Briles. Briles had been fired from Baylor University in May 2016 after an investigation revealed that the university mishandled sexual assault allegations against football players. Hamilton Tiger-Cats CEO cited an underestimated “tsunami of negativity” from fans and the media, mainly in the U.S., as the main reason the hiring decision was quickly reversed the same day. The CEO also stated he believed…
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Former Stanford University Swimming Star Banned by USA Swimming for Life

On June 10, 2016, USA Swimming, the national governing body of competitive swimming, banned ex-Stanford University swimmer, Brock Turner from its membership for life, in response to Turner’s recent criminal sentence convicting him of sexually assaulting an unconscious and intoxicated female. In January of 2015, Turner sexually assaulted an unconscious female on the University’s campus. According to the court report, Turner had only met his victim minutes before the event, at a fraternity party. Turner and the woman left the party and began kissing on…
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