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Sexual assault report critical of Montana football 'gods'

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09:46 AM ET 05.11 | Members of the University of Montana football team were treated as "gods" and were "allowed to get away with anything," including sexual assault, members of the university community told federal officials, according to a report released Thursday. The University of Montana cooperated with probes by the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division and the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights starting in May 2012. Two agreements with the university require the campus police force, found to have discriminated against women students, to work with an independent monitor to ensure proper responses to rape and sexual harassment allegations in the future, and order university officials to revise policies. The investigation found that six football players were accused of aiding, attempting or committing sexual assault from spring 2009 to spring 2012 and that three of the players weren't prosecuted through the campus judicial system for more than a year after their coach was notified that the victim had filed a complaint with the Missoula Police Department. Former Montana quarterback Jordan Johnson was acquitted of rape earlier this year. A campus police officer reported that one woman who said she was physically and sexually assaulted "did not appear visibly upset" and wrote that she did "appear somewhat angry and agitated," according to the Justice Department report. Further, the campus officer failed to note any of the woman's physical injuries, only her alcohol-scented breath. The Justice Department said the officer appeared to have relied on "unwarranted gender-based assumptions and stereotypes." Two campus police officers responding to a different sexual assault report used the term "regretted sex," according to the report.

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May 11, 2013  10:01 AM ET

They callin' they girlfriends
on the telephone,
they need to jus leave them skanky womens alone ...

May 11, 2013  10:41 AM ET

Disgusting and sickening. Ped State-style duplicity and abuse of power. Sexual predators amongst the sheep. Hang 'Em High.

May 11, 2013  11:54 AM ET

99% of "rapes" are just chicks that got too drunk and regretted it in the morning. I really feel for Montana and their football players. Rape laws should be stricken from the books, maybe we need to amend that dang constitution and make it mandatory.

May 11, 2013  12:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

99% of "rapes" are just chicks that got too drunk and regretted it in the morning. I really feel for Montana and their football players. Rape laws should be stricken from the books, maybe we need to amend that dang constitution and make it mandatory.

Clayton Williams is that you?


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May 11, 2013  12:07 PM ET

May 11, 2013  12:45 PM ET

"Montana Football 'gods'" is an episode of Ancient Aliens in season 6.

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May 12, 2013  08:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

99% of "rapes" are just chicks that got too drunk and regretted it in the morning. I really feel for Montana and their football players. Rape laws should be stricken from the books, maybe we need to amend that dang constitution and make it mandatory.

I hope a few of these 'gods' make you part of the 1% then!

May 12, 2013  09:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

99% of "rapes" are just chicks that got too drunk and regretted it in the morning. I really feel for Montana and their football players. Rape laws should be stricken from the books, maybe we need to amend that dang constitution and make it mandatory.

Just the kind of remark one would expect from Sandy. When did you become a tea-party kind of guy. I suppose you got your statistics (the laughable 99% figure) from Karl Rove's set of pollsters. Actually we all know that even "forcible" rapes are just what women want the most (sarcasm - for USC grads too stupid to get it, like Scratchy). Go back too ridiculing the Irish, Sandy; at least then you are being merely a homer, a stupid one admittedly, but at least not a complete moron.

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May 13, 2013  01:18 AM ET
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lol gods. montana has a football team?

montana and montana state are huge fball rivals. bad blood and all. there is more to college football than the bcs,sec, etc;

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