Afternoon Open Thread: Steubenville Football Coach Gets Two-Year Contract ExtensionPosted: April 22, 2013 Filed under: Crime, War on Women | Tags: football, Reno Saccoccia, sports, Steubenville High School, Steubenville rape case 39 Comments
Hey, no big deal right? All he did was cover up a couple of rapes committed by his players… /s
Despite allegations that he knew about a rape and tried to protect his players who committed it, despite widespread criticism that he didn’t punish his team enough and that he should be fired, and despite a grand jury that could charge him looming next week, the powerful Steubenville High football coach Reno Saccocia has been approved for a two-year administrative contract, the city superintendent confirmed to The Atlantic Wire Monday afternoon.
The Ohio Valley’s Herald Star newspaper reported on the Steubenville school board’s minutes over the weekend in an article that included a single phrase about the coach’s new deal:
Two-year administrative contracts for Charles Kokiko, administrator; Bryan Mills, assistant middle school principal; Reno Saccoccia, director of administrative services; Joseph Yanok, middle school principal; Melinda Young, director of programs; and Sara Elliot, school psychologist.
In a phone interview with the Wire, Steubenville schools superintendent Mike McVey described the administrative services position as a “board approved two-year-administrative contract in his current position” that was up for renewal. “Coaching contracts are different from teaching and administrative contracts,” McVey said, stressing that the teaching title was “supplemental” to Saccoccia’s coaching contract.
Nonetheless, the school board’s approval will keep Saccoccia at the school — and it signals a vote of confidence in perhaps the most influential man in the fading steel town that was consumed by the social media response to a case in which two of Saccoccia’s players were convicted in juvenile court of raping an unconscious 16-year-old girl at after parties for a pre-season game by the powerhouse Big Red football team. A grand jury hearing into possible additional charges relating to the parties and their aftermath is now scheduled to convene on April 30.
Why am I not surprised?
I see that JJ posted this piece from Salon on the previous thread
Goldman Sachs: Deficit Will Plunge Over Next 3 Years
They say austerity is a drag on the economy. NOW will Obama listen?
no. Austerity is the new religion and religious zealots never listen to reason or evidence.
Crazee doesn’t die!
Moving this up from Dakinikat’s comments on the previous thread:
Breaking News Breaking News @BreakingNews 18m
Canadian police charge 2 with plot to carry out attack on passenger train between Toronto and New York – @CBCNews http://bit.ly/ZEm5ok
Are they allowed to do that? They have no 2nd amendment. Good for Canada!
well, our second amendment was put in the constitution for entirely different reasons than the NRA states but then Scalia changed it to their interpretation so …
This actually sounds like one of the FBI’s pre-crime arrests–no evidence of al Qaeda link given, no evidence of plot, and the public “was never in danger.”
When I read the original link, that’s what occurred to me. Though it’s good to stop this stuff in the planning stages.
It’s also good to have evidence, and I’d like to find out if it was a sting or an actual plot initiated by those arrested.
Richie Havens died … my boyfriend that died a few years ago used to drum for him
Herman is the one in the very back and of course Richie is on the right … this is off the album cover for Mirage … it’s the inner sleeve picture
I just came over to post that. Here’s a link.
Doing a little Dylan.
As you say dak………kewl……………………I have tried to find my 8×10 of Richie, and a brief interview in 1971, when he was doing “Here Comes the Sun”…………..can’t find his album either, but do have Woodstock. He was a good man, R.I.P.
You know, Quentin Tarantino uses his song Freedom in Django Unchained. You should write a book Kat, what interesting people you have had in your life.
You would be surprised who I have spent time with and what I have done since living in New Orleans …
You should write a book, for serious.
My aunt is going to some Jazz festival in Lafayette this week, I forget the name….she asked my mom today if you would be going. She remembered that you live in New Orleans and are a musician.
Festivale Louisianne … and I am not going … headed to Seattle shortly so I am saving up for a run to The Closet. Mama needs new shoes.
Book by Dakinikat, yes pls!
Have you heard about this:
Yes, why not privatize ALL health insurance? (snark) At least they didn’t dump them out of planes without parachutes, but then how would we ever know.
I know, what. If LA decides to join, it would probalby mean this is a fair sized problem.
Damn that’s terrible. Probably happening though since it’s only a modification of patient dumping between emergency rooms which happens most places private and public facilities exist. That’s illegal but quite common.
Yep, that happened to my daughter in the middle of an ovarian cyst rupture. Though it was public to public. Oakland left her in the hall and then transfered her to San Mateo were we lived at the time. We never knew anything till her boyfriend at the time called us. She almost died cause she was bleeding out.
Sounds like NYC’s policy of dumping homeless people in New Jersey.
Why are they getting away with this?
Frankly, I have more sympathy for the patients than the hospitals.
I’m not concerned about the hospitals. The situation here is that Travis County has a publicly funded hospital system and there are also private hospitals. County taxpayers pay for the public hospitals which is fine. The problem comes from our surrounding counties who seem to always put their citizens who can’t pay into the Travis County system and don’t pay it.
We would like a Hospital District. including the surrounding counties, but those voters keep turning it down because it would mean a tax increase for them. Those tea partiers want the service and they want someone else to pay for it. FreeeeDUUMMMBBB!
Merrill Lynch’s David Woo warns: The Global Slowdown Is Hinting At A ‘Major Re-Alignment Of The Markets’ — And It Won’t Be Pretty
Wake up Villagers!!
Now this is interesting: The Strongest Evidence Yet That The Austerity Movement Has Suffered A Huge Blow
Couldn’t happen to a “nicer” movement now, could it? I sure Mittens has had time to get his car elevator installed before his profits drop an itsy bit.
well at least the G20 is coming around, but it might be because the Germany economy is headed for a recession since they killed their customers’ economies
In the last week or two, IBM has dropped >$25/share to $187 largely on the basis of a “disappointing” 1st quarter. Allow me to translate, business in EMEA now really sucks the big one.
Chris Hayes just asked every question that we would like answered on the West plant explosion and said they were going to find and answer all of them over the course of this week or so. That could be a small revelation.
Great! I missed his show.
Hopefully over the course of this week he won’t be distracted by some new shiny thing.
StateImpact Texas: After West Fertilizer Explosion, Concerns Over Safety, Regulation and Zoning
Lots of information in this article about the West explosion and other pertinent issues.
Wish there was a ‘dislike but thank you for reporting’ button