The urgent lesson of the University of Michigan sexual abuse scandal

On the national level, this important discussion looks like this:

Whether Bo Schembechler’s gross negligence in allowing Anderson to abuse hundreds of young men, including, allegedly, his own son, was rooted in evil or professional ambition doesn’t matter. He should be considered an accomplice to sexual violence, as culpable as Anderson himself.

In Michigan, the discussion is along these lines:

Yes, Mr. Tuesdays with Morrie, Dr. Anderson is the monster here. But with this column and a previous one, , I am getting big whiffs of defense of poor Bo, who is dead and now can’t defend himself, bless his soul. Complicit enablers are a big part of the cycle. Read up on it and stop with the man crushes on a goddamn football coach. What is that, anyway?

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