@2G1B The "tweeting out" of new suspensions has been stopped. Only permanent suspensions are now reported. Newly suspended members are only added to the list after an interim hearing.
That is GREAT! It seems like such common sense to me that what they were doing was not a good idea. Too bad for the people who were innocent who got caught up in this before some common sense was applied (like Naddour).
Naddour being clear doesn't mean that he's "innocent." It means the Center for SafeSport wasn't able to prove the allegations.That is GREAT! It seems like such common sense to me that what they were doing was not a good idea. Too bad for the people who were innocent who got caught up in this before some common sense was applied (like Naddour).
Are you speaking about the Naddour case specifically (about that you know there are children still in danger, that he hasn't changed, that he is grooming kids)? Or are you speaking about a different coach whose investigation you are involved in and worried it is not going to be properly handled?Naddour being clear doesn't mean that he's "innocent." It means the Center for SafeSport wasn't able to prove the allegations.
The Center for SafeSport takes interim suspension seriously, especially for a current athlete. For a current athlete to have been suspended, that means the report contained specific credible information from a specific, credible person. However, it's very difficult to prove a case made by a third-party reporter if the victim declines to cooperate. (And of course, a victim declining to cooperate doesn't mean the victim is "okay" with what happened. There are lots of reasons a victim may decline to cooperate from fear of retaliation to fear of retraumatization, etc.
Based on my experiences, I'd have a hard time advising anyone to cooperate with a SafeSport investigation. At the same time, I know there are children in danger and that his behavior hasn't changed, either the grooming or the sexual abuse, and I couldn't live with myself if I didn't cooperate and allowed him to hurt yet more girls. But there have been many moments when I've wondered if I will survive the SafeSport investigation. It has been psychologically and emotionally very damaging.
Agree 100% ... Police / Child Protective Services should be involved if it involves a minor.Another question to those who know more about these situations... Why aren't these instances being investigated primarily by the police? I can understand it being a safe sport only issue if the incident is between an adult coach having a sexual relationship with an adult athlete that was consensual (so while legal, still not appropriate), but if anyone under age is involved shouldn't the police also be involved??