Attempted Rape is a crime of violence against others, not the basis for “hardship criteria.”If someone was convicted of “attempted” child molestation, would we grant them special dispensation to work in a day care center because it was a “hardship” for them to do something else?
NO! Because that’s crazy talk! [PP, "What Was the SDHSAA Thinking Putting a Fox Back in the henhouse?" SDWC, 2007.08.31.]
Conservatives and liberals alike can see the need for educators and courts to stand up to bullies and not give them special privileges. Whatever the motives behind granting this special dispensation to a convicted felon, the SDHSAA needs to revisit its decision and consider correcting its error, for the sake of principle and student safety. If that can't happen, coaches and administrators at other schools should consider whether they want to take the risk of putting their athletes and fans in the same building as a convicted felon and bully.