Convicted rapist and former star of the Stanford swim team Brock Turner gets a life sentence … from USA Swimming:
Convicted Stanford rapist Brock Turner has been banned from USA Swimming for life https://t.co/chIO0GlgxO
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Turner had been sentenced to only 6 months in county jail (out in 3) after being convicted of raping an unconscious woman after a party.
The U.S. governing body for the sport of swimming on Friday banned ex-Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner, whose six-month jail sentence for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman has stirred widespread outrage.
Condemning Turner’s “crime and actions,” USA Swimming said that he is not a current organization member and is ineligible for membership.“Brock Turner’s membership with USA Swimming expired at the end of the calendar year 2014 and he was not a member at the time of his crime or since then,” USA Swimming spokesman Scott Leightman said. “As a result, USA Swimming doesn’t have any jurisdiction over Brock Turner.”
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In court documents, Turner blamed his actions in part on the “party culture” of the team and told the judge in a letter that he wishes he “never was good at swimming or had the opportunity to attend Stanford, so maybe the newspapers wouldn’t want to write stories about me.”
— Abby Martin (@AbbyMartin) June 9, 2016