LAMM AT LARGE: Handling of sexual assault cases against athletes unfair to men, too

LAMM AT LARGE: Handling of sexual assault cases against athletes unfair to men, too

By: David Lamm

I don’t know former Jaylon Jones from a telephone pole.

I don’t know if he’s a typical immature 18-year-old. I don’t know if he’s smart or dumb. I don’t know if he’s a diva athlete who thinks the world revolves around him. I don’t know if he’s a thug.

I certainly don’t know if the former Gator quarterback is innocent or guilty of sexual assault.

What I do know is we have a broken system that’s grossly unfair to men.

If a woman says she was assaulted, the man’s name goes public and his reputation is smeared whether it turns out he’s guilty or innocent. The woman’s name remains private if she’s a victim and sometimes if she’s a liar.

How’s that fair? What’s the answer?

Honestly, I can’t think of a good answer. Make both names public? Keep both names private (my suggestion) until there’s a verdict?

Sadly, the only way our system works is if the man is guilty – which is what most of us assume from the start.

How unAmerican is that?