Ohio teen convicted in rape case back on high school football team

An Ohio teen returned to the football field after serving a year in juvenile detention center for rape. Ma’lik Richmond was at practice on Monday for his high school’s upcoming football season in Steubenville, Ohio.

Richmond was one of the two students found guilty last year of raping an unconscious 16-year old girl in August 2012.

Read more: http://www.foxsports.com/college-football/story/steubenville-rape-case-malik-richmond-back-on-high-school-football-team-sex-offender-081214

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3 comments

  • Christine Keefe

    I can’t believe that anyone in this world could possibly think that 1 year in a detention center is enough punishment for raping a 16 year old girl. Are you out of your minds? That poor girl has to live with that the rest of her life. For those who think it is ok, I know you would think different if it was your daughter!

    • Joe

      Sorry, Christine, Football and the money it brings trumps reason, morality, common sense and nearly everything else. If you don't believe that witness Penn State, a third rate university with huge money drawing football that sloughed off monumental criminal behavior, bribery, lying and continues to do so.

      • Christine Keefe

        Joe ,
        Don’t apologize to me. Its obvious you don’t have children, cause if you did and you had a daughter and she was the one who was raped; I’m sure you wouldn’t say ” Sorry sweetheart, Football and Money are more important.” So if that is how you feel you have no morals or common sense. I was born and raised near the Pen state area. The community, students and fans did not deserve to be punished for what a disturbed person did.

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