By Tony Hicks
Monday, November 8th, 2010 at 12:01 pm in Uncategorized.
I still heart Texas. I’m just not too sure I’d want my daughters going anywhere near it.
A cheerleader in a small town in southeast Texas was thrown off the squad because she refused to cheer for a basketball player who raped her.
Pfftt … and she calls herself a purveyor of school spirit.
The 18-year-old, who only uses the initials HS, had her lawsuit against the school thrown out by the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals because, apparently, cheerleaders have to cheer for EVERYONE on the team. Even the rapists. Even the rapists who rape cheerleaders.
The player has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge, got a suspended sentence (wow -gooo Texas!), and is planning on college and “going forward” with his life, according to his lawyer. Which obviously means “He’s looking forward to meeting some college cheerleaders who don’t complain and stuff.” Despite pleading guilty, he denies raping HS. Maybe no one explained to him what rape is.
Anyway, the cheerleader and her family and appealing the ruling, which included an order to pay the district’s legal fees because the suit was “far-fetched and frivilous” Even though the law acknowledges the rape took place.
Apparently “taking one for the team” has a whole different meaning down there.