Unsportsmanlike Conduct College Football and the Politics of Rape

Jessica Luther (Author)

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Publisher: Akashic
Format: Book
Binding: pb
Pages: 225
Released: September 6, 2016
ISBN-13: 9781617754913

Football teams create playbooks, in which they draw up the plays they will use on the field. Playbooks are how teams work and why they win. This book is about a different kind of playbook: the one coaches, teams, universities, police, communities, the media, and fans seem to follow whenever a college football player is accused of sexual assault. It's a deep dive into how different institutions—the NCAA, athletic departments, universities, the media—run the same plays over and over again when these stories break. If everyone runs his play well, scrutiny dies down quickly, no institution ever has to change how it operates, and the evaporation of these cases into nothingness looks natural. In short, this playbook is why nothing ever changes.

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