I'm shocked they didn't get preferential treatment. I thought they were off the hook so I wasn't going to go to any games this year as my way of protesting, but I suppose I will afterall.
On the other side, the girl was allowed to bring a lawyer to the school hearing and the players were not allowed a lawyer. I've never heard of SLU allowing a student to bring a lawyer to a hearing, and I know of cases just as serious as this 1 where no side was allowed to bring a lawyer. In 1 case, a student brought a lawyer without notifying the school and the school flipped out. Inside info says SLU already determined they were going to suspend the two players before they were even given a chance to testify. I know SLU isn't a public court, but still somewhat unfair. Really when the story broke last year I wasn't surprised at all just based on behavior you'd see from some of the players at parties and knowing girls who received numerous harassing text messages from players as well as one instance where individuals from the team barged into a girl's room and demanded sex (she managed to get them out of her apartment).
I was at a party over the summer and met Christian Salecich. Really happy, friendly, nice chill guy. Couldn't imagine him as one of those.
And yeah SLU's self-governed court system is complete bull. I'm sure there's enough on this forum already about it. The whole goal is to gain community service hours statistics they can use as a selling point to the public. It's not about adequate punishment for offenses, the whole system definitely does not revolve around "What would Jesus do?"
And this may be expecting a lot, but these players should have researched the school. From my experience at SLU and visiting other colleges, state schools have way, way more promiscuous women if that's what they wanted on the side.