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(CNN)   University of Texas women's track coach resigns after lapping one of her student-athletes   (cnn.com) divider line 73
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2013-01-07 08:45:59 AM  
Nice subby... nice.
 
2013-01-07 09:19:02 AM  
Why did the student wait 10 years to report the relationship?  Was blackmail involved?
 
2013-01-07 09:35:29 AM  
Great headline.  Yay you!
 
2013-01-07 09:59:21 AM  
Wow. I was going to make a snarky comment here, but the coach in question has recovered from a serious injury, adopted a dead friend's kid, is in the Hall of Fame, etc, etc.

There aren't many details of the affair in the article, but it lasted 8 years. Makes me think there's much more to the story.

She will probably find a new job pretty quickly, I hope.
 
2013-01-07 10:15:18 AM  

johnnieconnie: There aren't many details of the affair in the article, but it lasted 8 years.


Actually it lasted about two and a half years.
 
2013-01-07 10:15:28 AM  
I'm sorry, since when does consensual sex between adults equate a scandal of any kind? Gen Patreus was the exception to the rule, since his may well have compromised national security.
 
2013-01-07 10:16:10 AM  
What the lapping in question may have looked like:

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2013-01-07 10:17:17 AM  
Who cares? They're adults.

This goddamn precious snowflake attitude that lasts into the mid-twenties has got to farking end.
 
2013-01-07 10:18:11 AM  
Read headline, first thought, "why would a coach be fired for still being able to run faster than...oh...let's hope they showered first."
 
2013-01-07 10:19:06 AM  

minoridiot: Why did the student wait 10 years to report the relationship?  Was blackmail involved?


There were no black males involved in this story, but at least one black female.
 
2013-01-07 10:22:32 AM  
Is this what you'd call a lickety split?
 
2013-01-07 10:25:07 AM  

Reverend Monkeypants: Who cares? They're adults.

This goddamn precious snowflake attitude that lasts into the mid-twenties has got to farking end.


A coach controls a student's scholarship.

You and your boss are presumably both adults, but his giving you a reach-around is inappropriate since he controls your paycheck.
 
2013-01-07 10:25:12 AM  

Lexx: I'm sorry, since when does consensual sex between adults equate a scandal of any kind? Gen Patreus was the exception to the rule, since his may well have compromised national security.


And FTFA: 'The paper said her attorney, Derek A. Howard, issued a statement, which said in part: "We believe that Ms. Kearney has been subjected to a double standard and has received far harsher punishment than that being given to her male counterparts who have engaged in similar conduct. ... It is a shame that this remarkably talented female African-American coach, who has devoted her life to helping others, is being bullied and scapegoated by the University of Texas."'

Apparently neither you OR her attorney read the news - in any form.

1) Men are routinely and in the over-whelming majority (95+%) of cases are treated more harshly than women.

2) Women made absolutely sure that the laws were written such that any relationship of this type was 'illegal' because of the 'boss/subordinate' nature of them.
 
2013-01-07 10:25:14 AM  
Genius.
 
2013-01-07 10:26:01 AM  

markiedog: Is this what you'd call a lickety split?


No, that would be having lunch at the "Y".
 
2013-01-07 10:27:00 AM  
Her comment? Having sex or shooting heroin. I'm addicted.
 
2013-01-07 10:27:58 AM  
The cunning runt..
 
2013-01-07 10:28:57 AM  
www.exposay.com

My eyes are up here, coach.

I've made my choice.
 
2013-01-07 10:29:01 AM  

Lexx: I'm sorry, since when does consensual sex between adults equate a scandal of any kind? Gen Patreus was the exception to the rule, since his may well have compromised national security.


Generally speaking, I think in an academic setting the policy is to prevent students from gaining an unfair advantage. Imagine you narrowly miss out on a 4.0 one semester, only to discover that the student who beat your grades, also happened to be sleeping with the professor. Even in college we like to hold on to the ideal that life is fair. Sleeping your way to the top is reserved to the private sector.

Now how this policy applies to a coach rather than a professor, I really don't know, but I suspect it's just because it falls under the umbrella of no faculty/student relationships at all.
 
2013-01-07 10:29:13 AM  
Pics or it didn't happen....
 
2013-01-07 10:29:26 AM  

Reverend Monkeypants: Who cares? They're adults.

This goddamn precious snowflake attitude that lasts into the mid-twenties has got to farking end.


I don't think that the issue. Students are not allowed to date teachers. Period. If that's the school policy, that's the end of it.

Didn't you ever see that episode of Friends where Ross decides to proudly declare that he is dating on of his students to a bunch of other teachers? The immediate response was, "Dude, you are so fired!!"

So, it must be true. It was o TV.
 
2013-01-07 10:29:58 AM  

Lexx: I'm sorry, since when does consensual sex between adults equate a scandal of any kind? Gen Patreus was the exception to the rule, since his may well have compromised national security.


Partially agree, but according to the article she violated policy (although it then includes a quote saying it wasn't really an offense that warranted firing). So it sounds like the school is overreacting to their own policy.

Schools should have the right to include banning student/teacher(coach) relationships as part of employment if they want. It isn't illegal, but unethical. Just like many companies have policies that state bosses cannot have relationships with employees that report to them.
 
2013-01-07 10:31:54 AM  

Reverend Monkeypants: Who cares? They're adults.

This goddamn precious snowflake attitude that lasts into the mid-twenties has got to farking end.


You can't sleep with a student for the same reasons you can't sleep with an employee
 
2013-01-07 10:33:45 AM  

Queensowntalia: johnnieconnie: There aren't many details of the affair in the article, but it lasted 8 years.

Actually it lasted about two and a half years.


Reading comprehension fail on my part. Ooops

/heads to kitchen for more coffee
 
2013-01-07 10:34:36 AM  
Was it her Personal Best?
 
2013-01-07 10:40:53 AM  
i94.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-07 10:41:09 AM  
So when will the NCAA announce that they are stripping the University of Texas of all the titles her teams won since 2002? It's the very sort of overreach and overreaction I've come to expect from them.

/cue the UoT president holding a news conference looking all doe eyed and accepting it without question
 
2013-01-07 10:42:33 AM  
Oatmeal is a great way to start the day, she just needed some honey and brown sugar...
 
2013-01-07 10:43:00 AM  
It was a long time ago and it is over. Who gives a SH%T.
 
2013-01-07 10:50:28 AM  

johnnieconnie: Wow. I was going to make a snarky comment here, but the coach in question has recovered from a serious injury, adopted a dead friend's kid, is in the Hall of Fame, etc, etc.

There aren't many details of the affair in the article, but it lasted 8 years. Makes me think there's much more to the story.

Well, there is. Or will be as soon as the BBC or Swedish TV pick up the series.

Instead of an awesome black woman athlete having a life while inspiring others, it will take place in a used car lot or better yet a shoe store in a mall. And instead of a black woman, it will be an old balding white male. At least the athlete part will be right. But no a track star. And the relationship will be made to seem very boring.
 
2013-01-07 10:54:28 AM  
Bravo subby.
 
2013-01-07 10:55:30 AM  

sloshed_again: It was a long time ago and it is over. Who gives a SH%T.


That's my question. Having an affair with one of her athletes was unquestionably poor judgement but what's the statute of limitations? It was over and done with 8 years ago. Unless this is something she's made a pattern of, she should get a stern talking to; she should be asked if she's learned her lesson; she should get on with her life as a coach and adoptive Mom.
 
2013-01-07 10:55:45 AM  
Think we may have our 2013 winner here.
 
2013-01-07 10:57:49 AM  

TheOther: Reverend Monkeypants: Who cares? They're adults.

This goddamn precious snowflake attitude that lasts into the mid-twenties has got to farking end.

A coach controls a student's scholarship.


It's not the affair, it's that it's potentially extortion.
 
2013-01-07 10:58:02 AM  

BitwiseShift: johnnieconnie: Wow. I was going to make a snarky comment here, but the coach in question has recovered from a serious injury, adopted a dead friend's kid, is in the Hall of Fame, etc, etc.

There aren't many details of the affair in the article, but it lasted 8 years. Makes me think there's much more to the story.

Well, there is. Or will be as soon as the BBC or Swedish TV pick up the series.

Instead of an awesome black woman athlete having a life while inspiring others, it will take place in a used car lot or better yet a shoe store in a mall. And instead of a black woman, it will be an old balding white male. At least the athlete part will be right. But no a track star. And the relationship will be made to seem very boring.


Will he have two kids, a boy and a girl, who is a teenager? Will his wife be a lazy housewife with red hair?

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2013-01-07 11:02:17 AM  

Reverend Monkeypants: Who cares? They're adults.

This goddamn precious snowflake attitude that lasts into the mid-twenties has got to farking end.


I don' t think it is an age issue. Look at it this way if the coach was a male the feminists would be quick to point out he was in a position of authority over the female and took advantage it. Of course what they are saying is this younger student was unable to resist the advance of the older wiser prof/coach. If you look at what stumbles and staggers across a college campus nowadays that is believeable. I have a hard time believiing most of them don't need assistance putting on their Birkenstocks and crossing the street to get their morning cup of fair trade coffee.

It is simply good policy for a college or university to forbid teacher student realtionships. It prevents them form geting their asses sued over allegation of favoritism or if the prof and student have a domestic dispute and she decides to claim pressure/rape etc etc.

The polciy of not sh@tting where you work or fishing off the company pier is a good one.
 
2013-01-07 11:06:34 AM  
Ok, high school I understand, even if they're 18, but college?  Who the fark cares?  People have been farking their university professors for as long as there have been universities.
 
2013-01-07 11:19:31 AM  
DNRTFA...was the "victim" male of female?
 
2013-01-07 11:23:14 AM  

ReapTheChaos: Ok, high school I understand, even if they're 18, but college?  Who the fark cares?  People have been farking their university professors for as long as there have been universities.


Indeed, it was going on before there were even female students admitted into universities, let alone female profs/coaches. When they get caught and exposed, it's always been a scandal and typically the prof ends up resigning and moving on to another academic institution, usually a less prestigious one.

Note I say "usually". I know of one case many years ago where an Army officer assigned to a ROTC detachment carried on with one of the female cadets for an extended period of time. She also had a close friendship with another male cadet that helped to provide "cover" as it were. When they finally got bust (in his truck after a field training exercise), the officer quietly moved on to a more prestigious assignment and a promotion and the cadet graduated on time and with honors. It was shocking--but only because they never acted like a couple in public at any point, nor did he show her any favoritism. To this day I still hold no grudge...yes I knew them both well.
 
2013-01-07 11:25:38 AM  
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2013-01-07 11:26:25 AM  
Like a dog with a peanut butter jar.
 
2013-01-07 12:04:29 PM  
University of Texas women's track coach resigns after lapping hot-lapping one of her student-athletes

/minor improvement
 
2013-01-07 12:08:40 PM  
Yeah, I don't think that it's anything as simple as "sleep with me or you lose your scholarship." It's all kinds of possibilities, where the athlete in question might get kept on the team purely on the basis of their athletic accomplishments but someone who gets cut finds out about it and spreads rumors that lower the team's morale. Lots of universities, AFAIK, have rules that a teacher or coach can't have a relationship with a student or worker that they have any kind of supervisory or grading authority over, which means that if the two of them can hold out until the end of the semester they can go for it (if that student doesn't take another class from the teacher); however, with an athlete/coach combo, that really wouldn't apply unless one or the other quit.

And, honestly, with a school the size of UT (and Austin as the larger community), there's no reason why this coach couldn't have found another girlfriend.
 
2013-01-07 12:14:48 PM  

Mr. Toadcheese: And, honestly, with a school the size of UT (and Austin as the larger community), there's no reason why this coach couldn't have found another girlfriend.


It's not that she couldn't... have you ever lick a woman right after she's ran 5 miles? Funky Sweaty Goodness!!!
 
2013-01-07 12:49:20 PM  
Did anyone else notice there were too many words and not enough pictures in TFA?

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2013-01-07 12:52:36 PM  

hdhale: So when will the NCAA announce that they are stripping the University of Texas of all the titles her teams won since 2002? It's the very sort of overreach and overreaction I've come to expect from them.

/cue the UoT president holding a news conference looking all doe eyed and accepting it without question


Yeah, a consensual adult relationship is exactly the same as sodomizing grade schoolers and your buddies covering it up.
 
2013-01-07 12:58:17 PM  
hdhale:
So when will the NCAA announce that they are stripping the University of Texas of all the titles her teams won since 2002? It's the very sort of overreach and overreaction I've come to expect from them.

/cue the UoT president holding a news conference looking all doe eyed and accepting it without question


Nice try... the Sandusky penalty was imposed because the school covered up violent child rape for the sake for its sports program... a choice the NCAA responded to with a penalty designed to be so extreme that nobody would ever, ever dare to be so venally stupid again.
 
2013-01-07 01:18:59 PM  

Voiceofreason01: You can't sleep with a student for the same reasons you can't sleep with an employee


You can sleep with an employee. It's just not a good idea. If they feel that they're being pressured to have sex with you, then you're going to be on shaky ground when they sue your company for sexual harassment. It's not illegal to sleep with an employee though. I'm not sure what happens if it's company policy, probably depends on the state as to whether it's enforceable or not.
 
2013-01-07 01:26:08 PM  

Pray 4 Mojo: Nice subby... nice.


+1 subby
 
2013-01-07 01:27:01 PM  

Wayne 985: hdhale: So when will the NCAA announce that they are stripping the University of Texas of all the titles her teams won since 2002? It's the very sort of overreach and overreaction I've come to expect from them.

/cue the UoT president holding a news conference looking all doe eyed and accepting it without question

Yeah, a consensual adult relationship is exactly the same as sodomizing grade schoolers and your buddies covering it up.


In that particular case, his buddies should have handed him a loaded .45, told him he needed to do what was best for his family, and left the room. Since they didn't, and put school before common sense, they deserved criminal prosecution. That's happening right now. It has always bothered me though that they took the "magic history eraser" to the entire 10 period, when in reality there were a couple of seasons where it was clearly unjustified.

I wasn't singling that case out however. You've had a whole series of judgments come out of the NCAA involving a variety of schools where vacating wins, titles, awards, etc. has become the norm, often in cases where it never happened before. College sports isn't any more corrupt than it was decades ago. But I can't help but think that I'm going to watch the Notre Dame vs. Alabama National Championship game soon, and there should be an asterisk next to the name with the disclaimer, "Subject to change. the team that actually wins may not actually be national champions in 5 years when we figure out that some kid on the winning team sold a t-shirt 6 months prior to the game. No, you cannot point out the millions the NCAA and the schools make on the back of the kids, it isn't polite."
 
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