Reader mail: Notre Dame football and the Lizzy Seeberg federal case

Reader mail: Notre Dame football and the Lizzy Seeberg federal case

With Notre Dame playing in the BCS Championship game, the  spotlight is brighter than ever on ND football. And with that limelight brings more scrutiny, especially on the Federal case of Lizzy Seeberg, a young woman who killed herself after allegedly being sexually assaulted by an Irish football player, and allegedly threatened by another.

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I just wanted to thank you for reporting on the deplorable situation at Notre Dame regarding the Seeberg case. As we all know they close ranks to protect one of their own. Notre Dame, like so many other schools, espouse their great religious teachings and atmosphere but we all know they would sweep anything under the rug to protect their brand.

I had heard a little about this earlier but as you say it has been under reported. Whether people believe it or not  there is a great media bias for ND. The reporters will aid the cover up as much as they can. It is my hope that you will continue to report on this and I hope the family sues the crap out of the school and the player involved.

You know the local police will do their part in keeping it covered up. Maybe they should be sued for not doing their job and also have criminal charges brought against them for malfeasance in office.

Sorry for the length of this but I needed to get some of this off my chest. It just rankles me at how far people will go to protect some damn athlete.

Thanks for your time and the story.

Mike Sartain

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