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USA Swimming a haven for failed Catholic Priests

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Piotr Rasputin, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member


    Really interesting story here about abusive coaches. Could have done something about what the guy was referring to with other sports, but they did a nice job here.
  2. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Big difference. The swimming coaches caught went straight to prison. They were't slapped on the wrist and shunted from a parish coaching job in Worcester, Mass. to one in Albuquerque.
  3. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Actually ...

    ... if you bothered to read the story you might think otherwise.
  4. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Fair enough, but there's still a difference between being sheltered by an institution and skipping town ahead of the posse.
  5. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Yes, but read that quote again: "We have a system that does not encourage the reporting."

    In fact, it seems they have a system that DIScourages the reporting, which is why guys were able to get out of Dodge ahead of the law and go to another town and do it all over again.

    Nonetheless, I certainly would not argue that this is on the same scale as the Catholic priest scandals.
  6. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

    Another example of great reporting by Brian Ross and his unit.
  7. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Right, if swimming were run by the Catholic church the abused kids would be disqualified from competition and told to swim 100 laps everyday. The abusive coaches would be promoted to another facility, where eventually they would become Olympic officials and pool owners.
  8. MartinEnigmatica

    MartinEnigmatica Active Member

    One of the bigger things that struck me from this story was how the executive director of USA Swimming, Chuck Wielgus, ended up looking like a total ass. His quotes:

    And the worst:

  9. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Leave Brian Ross' unit out of this.
  10. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    Hopefully this story isn't riddled with errors and exaggerations, like much of Ross's exclusive reporting.

  11. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

  12. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    "My girlfriend sucked 37 dicks."

    "In a row?"
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