ScreamingWeasel wrote:I'm sorry.
I saw this with my cup of coffee this morning on ESPN.com
and just had to say:
"this is waaay more than I need to know"
Maybe it's just me.
Maybe it's my Southern upbringing.
But maybe it's just information overload.
And some things should remain private.
That's my take, anyway.
I understand your sentiments. I doubt if it's a regional thing. In a way, it's what we probably all feel about it: Private matters.
The thing is, if a sexual assault victim wants anything to be done about what's happened (in the way of bringing the abuser to light and to justice, or just getting help in dealing with whatever pain or shame they're feeling), then they are obliged to make somebody aware of this private matter.
Coles may well have more healing to do. He's not the one who should feel shame, his abuser is. But Lavernues is still dealing with it, doubtless, and bringing it to the attention of his teammates/friends can probably help him continue to deal with it. And it will ecourage others to deal with their own stuff.