The following appeared recently in Facebook and it's certain to generate quite a bit of outrage. A portion of the posting is below and the expletives have been deleted by me:
"ANDY'S FREE, HUNTER'S F-----, AND YOU'RE A HOE PARTY
CUZ ANDY'S GETS HIS ANKLET OFF AND HUNTER GETS HIS ON"
The post goes on to describe the party:
"DRESS: MALES: REGULAR NIGHTLIFE ATTIRE
FEMALES: DRESS TO F--- YOU'RE FUTURE EX"
This post isn't about the normally profane garbage that floats about in cyberspace. This is different and worse.
The party is being thrown for one current and one former Nebraska Cornhusker football player who've been accused of some extremely serious crimes.
The "Andy's Free" refers to former Nebraska offensive lineman Andy Christensen who was accused in March of fondling a woman in a bar. He was eventually acquitted of those charges by a jury. However, according to various media reports, Christensen pled guilty to resisting arrest and criminal mischief in connection with the case.
"After speaking with Andy Christensen and his family, as well as coach Osborne, our administration and the Unity Council," Nebraska coach Bo Pelini wrote in a statement in September of 2008, "we have made the decision to reinstate Andy to our football team. That being said, I have clearly explained to Andy and his family that going forward he will zero tolerance policy regarding alcohol and any off-field incidents."
The "Hunter's F-----" portion refers to Hunter Teafatiller, the former Nebraska tight end who was arrested twice on suspicion of drunk driving within a three-month period in 2007, according to media reports.
Crude? Yes. Profane? Yes.
But this is the biggest problem. Current Nebraska players are scheduled to attend the party (as well as a former Nebraska student who stripped for Playboy). They've acknowledged so on the Facebook page.
This means ostensibly the school and team are approving a party being thrown for a criminal who resisted arrest and an alleged habitual drunk driver.
If Nebraska knows about this party and does nothing about it, then Nebraska should catch major hell. They shouldn't allow their athletes to attend this kind of party with that kind of them.
Actually, if this party goes forward and athletes attend, someone at Nebraska should get fired.