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Thu., 12:17pm: Petition started to support Steubenville football coach

March 28, 2013

STEUBENVILLE - A group calling itself Big Red Nation has started an Internet petition calling for people to stand up and support Steubenville High School football coach Reno Saccoccia....

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Mar-29-13 6:04 AM

Another typical example of how high school sports is more important to people than education and high standards. If this had been a high school academic club coach or band instuctor, you would not see anyone trying to support that person. Sports trumps all, even morality.

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Mar-28-13 3:34 PM

Hang him!!! He thought he and his team were above the law:

"Evidence introduced at trial suggests that Saccoccia not only knew about the rape but laughed about it and assured the boys that he would shield them from punishment."

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Mar-28-13 3:17 PM

And the fact that they tried to cover this up to keep their football team intact is why they shouldn't be allowed to field a team. They don't deserve to go out and enjoy themselves as if nothing happened.

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Mar-28-13 3:07 PM

I'm sure the whole team did their part in covering up their knowledge of the situation, so yes they should be punished. As well as the parents. They believe their football team is above the law and it isn't.

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Mar-28-13 2:35 PM

The team of children should be given the death penalty while the adults who supplied the alcohol and pad for the parties just get fired?

Gee, that makes perfect sense, Warren.

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Mar-28-13 2:35 PM

da ville best be taking page from joe pa playbook

looking away don;t make nothing go away

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Mar-28-13 2:11 PM

He should be fired for allowing this behavior and the team should be given the death penalty. Otherwise they're saying that what happened was ok and the cover up was equally ok.

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Mar-28-13 2:01 PM

I would prefer to wait and see if their is any evidence to support he said he would take care of it. The article also fails to tell us how many signatures the apposing petition has. I'm sure that this drama concerning this crime isn't over, but anybody that speculates guilt without any evidence other than hearsay I'm sure wouldn't want the same for them.

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Mar-28-13 12:33 PM

Supporting a coach who said he'd take care of rape charges shows the stupidity of the Big Red Nation football machine. Fire da dope!

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