Saturday, October 5, 2013

Brendon Ayanbadejo pens an Open Letter to Ole Miss


Last week, I posted a sad story about some of the Ole Miss football team disrupting a local production of 'The Laramie Project'. Well, that didn't sit well with Brendon at all. He wrote an open letter to express his concerns.

Here is some of it:
“The Laramie Project” is a true story about Shepard a young gay college student who was abducted, tortured, beaten, chained to a fence and left to die in the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming, on this weekend in 1998.

Shepard made the ultimate sacrifice. The taking of his life brought national attention to hate crime awareness and legislation.

The alleged behavior of Ole Miss football players along with freshmen from other sports and students attending the play to fulfill some underclassmen requirements is abhorrent and unacceptable.

I blame the administration as much as I blame the athletes. This is a graphic play and a graphic production. People need to have an idea of what they are getting themselves into.

In no way do I condone this behavior but you need to have a conversation with these athletes when they set foot on any campus as to what is expected from them as representatives of the university.
Read the whole letter here

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