Many have alleged that UM covered-up the sexual assault incident in order to protect one of its own football players. The rape victim was also a scholarship-athlete. Gibbons was arrested in 2009, only hours after the attack took place, but was not expelled from the university until the end of 2013. He played in at least one football game after the school found him guilty based on the "preponderance of evidence" brought against him. Gibbons has not appealed his penalty.
Several student groups are joining together today to march in the streets as a protest against the handling of this case by the UM administration. The protest march is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. at the Rackham Auditorium. Here is a link to the Facebook Page for this event.
We have been reporting this story for the last month on this web site, and you can find a number of articles archived here for your review. Another informational resource just came to our attention, part of a web site called "WN.com". Here is the link to their web site.
Many Michigan apologists have been denying the relevance of this story for the past month, some of them accusing us of making mountains out of molehills. But the events of today prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that there is a real problem going on with UM Football. This story has been reported by Sports Illustrated, Bleacher Report, and all of the Detroit-based sports media, among many others.
To paraphrase one of the "anonymous" commenters to our site, you'd have to be an ostrich to keep denying this story any longer.
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