Gross: Steubenville Football Coach Gets A Contract Extension

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So, how did the Steubenville school board decide to punish Steubenville High football coach Reno Saccocia after he did what he could sweep the sexual assault that was committed and filmed by several of his players under the rug? He got a contract extension!


From the Atlantic Wire:

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.


We've already gone over all the reasons why this asshole should be fired, so go read that if you want to fully understand why this decision is so shitty. The decision is also a curious one, as Saccocia could still be on the hook for criminal charges if a grand jury finds that he failed to report the assault to authorities despite having direct knowledge of it. But if Saccocia comes out of that investigation clean, it looks like Big Red will get to hang on to its legendary head coach. Hurray for them.

[Atlantic Wire]