Controversy surrounds signs used by a Western Kentucky University fraternity before Saturday’s game against Vanderbilt.
Lambda Chi Alpha’s banners made reference to four former Vandy football players accused of rape.
The signs painted mostly on sheets and varied in statements like: “Vandy catches more charges than passes…”to “Vandy goes to court…. WKU goes to bowl games.”
The original photos circulating on social media are deleted. It’s out of sight, but not out of mind for many.
Verna Wyatt says, “Find some other way to jab your opposition without bringing in rape and trying to make light of it. because it’s not funny.”
Wyatt is the co-founder of Tennessee Voices for Victims. She is one of many to follow the case of four Commodore football players: charged in the rape of a female student on campus in 2013.
Two of the former Vandy players, pleaded not guilty.
Corey Batey is serving 15 years, after he and his former teammate, Brandon Vanderburg. were found guilty after trials. Vandenberg’s sentencing is just days away.
“We’re talking about a real life victim and very tragic circumstances even for the football players. Vanderbilt is tied to that and they have a long way to gain a more decent reputation that’s just part of the fallout that comes with this,” explains Wyatt.
WKU’s Bob Skipper states: (continue reading at Fox17)