The most disturbing part of the scandal surrounding Jameis Winston—sexual assault allegations that the state attorney declined to bring to trial—was the reaction on campus. Threats, conspiracy theories, victim-blaming and witness intimidation. It was frustrating to those FSU teachers who figure college should be a place of rational thought, but it wasn't surprising.

Back in November, Adam Weinstein shared stories of his time in Tallahassee classrooms, wrestling with the reality that football supersedes educational missions, and not just at Florida State.