MaMa’lik Richmond, convicted in Steubenville rape case, returns to football team
A senior, Richmond practiced with the team on Monday. Jefferson (Ohio) County's chief probation officer Fred Abdalla Jr. told WTRF-TV that there's no law keeping the 18-year-old from playing.
Ma’lik Richmond is back on the Steubenville HS football team.
Richmond, one of the two teens convicted in the explosive rape case in city along the Ohio River, practiced with the team on Monday as a wide receiver.Richmond and quarterback Trent Mays were convicted in the case involving the rape of a 16-year-old girl at a August 2012 party. Richmond served nine months in a juvenile detention facility before being released in January. Mays is still serving a two-year sentence.
“There’s no law against it that states he can’t play. There’s no OSHA rules that they’d be violating,” Fred Abdalla Jr., Jefferson County’s chief probation officer told WTRF
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How disgusting. You can get kicked off a team for indecent behavior or smoking pot but rape, no, that's fine. You can play on the team after being a convicted felon. And btw, just 9 months? Granted, the other guy does 2 years but just 9 months for rape? What the hell is this? I get that it's juvenile detention center but I'd imagine there would be a pretty severe sentence for such a crime. 9 months is pathetic for such a crime. You think that girl can get over the fact that she was raped in 9 months? Not even adding the fact that she got bullied after school and online. Well, do you? Do you think 9 months is enough time to get over being raped?
College football or highschool football seems to be the refuge of the scoundrels and they get off easy because it's "prestigious" for the schools. Bah, it's pathetic.
Again, it's not the sentence of 9 months... 9 months... jesus christ... it's not that small sentence that is bothering me the most atm, it bothered me a year ago when it was given, what angers me to no end is the fact that he was allowed to return to the same school and back on the team.
if I were a father in that school and I had my daughter going there, I'd pull her out and transfer her to any other school and encourage every other parent to do the same.