Bo has to go.
If the allegations against Michigan legendary football coach Bo Schembechler are true – that he knew of the alleged sexual abuse by former team doctor Robert Anderson and went to the opposite – his name and likeness must be stripped immediately from the campus of that school.
The university can start with that statue of him. Next, his name must be removed from the football headquarters.
Unfortunately, the University of Michigan has taken over an investigation conducted by law firm WilmerHale which concluded that Anderson’s misconduct was reported “several times between 1978 and 1981,” but that a “senior administrator of the University … did not take appropriate action.” .
If that’s not enough to turn Michigan-dyed wool fans against something Schembechler, maybe they’ll change their minds after hearing about Bo’s adopted son.
Matt Schembechler held a press conference today, going public about Dr. Anderson’s alleged abuses and his father’s failure to protect him. He was joined by two former Michigan players, each of whom spoke about his experiences.
Read some of them Comment by Matt Schembechler in a Detroit News interview, it’s a bad look for Bo if you’re real.
In fact, he is unconscious and cannot be ignored.
Of course, many, despite first-person claims, will blame for nullifying the culture.
They will use that cry to ignore the evidence so that they can live forever in the past.
For them, Bo was legendary, a part of what was good about his childhood and memories.
It was the same argument for those who always wanted to celebrate slavery and Confederacy.
If true, those people should blame Bo for not acting responsibly and protecting these young people from this alleged monster.
And it doesn’t matter that Bo is dead and buried. It doesn’t come out so easily. His memory and his legacy will always face the music.
Unfortunately, this story seems familiar because it is.
We saw the same thing he played at Penn State with another legendary football coach Joe Paterno in 2011.
We have learned from many news and u Freeh report, who conducted a survey of Penn State’s actions, saying that Penn State’s most powerful men, including Paterno, “have never shown, by actions or words, any concern for the safety and welfare of Penn State.” the victims of Sandusky until after Sandusky’s arrest. ” Despite allegedly dismissing the allegations, Paterno, the most powerful man on campus, has done little to prevent it, according to the Freeh Report.
Paterno’s coaching career ended immediately that year after the scandal. The school terminated his contract in response to allegations against Sandusky, who was Paterno’s former defensive coordinator.
Many believed that Father was involved in a disguise. His statue fell from the Penn State campus.
In 2012, the NCAA released all of Penn State’s victories from 1998 to 2011 as part of its punishment for the child abuse scandal.
In a way, in 2015, in a deal with Penn State, the NCAA soup changed its decision and returned all 111 wins to Paterno’s record.
It was just a stained glass window and it didn’t change the fact that Father left so many people not acting against a dangerous person under their watch.
The same will ultimately be true for Bo’s legacy when he is rewritten.
Bo has died and left since 2006. He left the coach in 1989 and became the president of the Detroit Tigers in 1990. And despite never winning a national championship in his career, he has been revered. and loved by most of the faithful of the maize and the blue.
But it’s hard to imagine that the same people can look the other way when they read about the report made about these tragic events.
According to u Free Detroit Press:
Many football players have warned Schembechler of Anderson’s behavior, the report says. A member of the football team in the late 1970s told police he asked the coach “immediately” after an examination “What about the treatment of the finger in the ass by Dr. Anderson?” “
Schembechler told the player to “reinforce”, according to the report …
Those covering Bo said he managed his football program with an iron fist and that he was in total control of it. They say, there was nothing going on that he didn’t know.
In this case, that makes Bo not a legend, but a shame.