Re: UK Basketball Player Reportedly Will Be Charged With Rape
Hate to sound like I'm simply speculating without knowledge, but from what I've gathered in talking to people in the know there, you may find out soon that the accuser is a 29-year-old who's also married, and was "drunk or on something" herself and hanging out at Wildcat Lodge with kids mostly in their teens and early 20s; seems a bit odd to me to begin with.
In talking to someone else who works as an RA at UK, she said Kentucky state law states something to the extent that if someone is intoxicated, it can be considered a rape, even if it is a consenual act... the whole intoxication thing renders her "helpless" in that case. Of course we don't know what actually happened, just presenting that interesting scenario.
That coupled with this apparently being a case of "acquaintance rape" as opposed to a random act, makes it look like this case could not be as criminal as it sounds. I don't mean that disrespectfully, I hope no one reads that wrong and gets mad at me, I just mean, the charge or charges themselves may not be as harsh in the end as what's being reported as a rape now, whatever that may mean. I'm sure more will be out by the day Friday. Just thought I'd add what I've come up with in the short time since this story broke for the UK fans and whomever else is interested.
“[He] called me a ‘rapist’ and a ‘recluse.’ I’m not a recluse.” - Mike Tyson
Last edited by Big Donkey; 04-29-2005 at 02:54 AM.