Lesbian LSU women's basketball coach sexually exploits her players -- NYT worries about "homophobia!" Just last week, the New York Times was in a tizzy about how three words on a radio program could ruin the lives of the delicate flowers of the
The NYT article begins:
In Recruiting Season, Mistrust Is Raised at L.S.U.
By JERÉ LONGMAN
Caption: Some coaches, administrators and academics say they fear that the accusations against Chatman, right, will inflame homophobia.
Now that the women's college basketball season has ended, many coaches are on the road recruiting through mid-May. And, some said in recent interviews, they could face fallout from last month's resignation of Pokey Chatman from Louisiana State, following charges of what the university described yesterday for the first time as inappropriate sexual relationships between her and former players.
"This is everyone's worst nightmare," Mary Jo Kane, director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport at the University of Minnesota, said during widespread discussion of the Chatman case during the N.C.A.A. tournament.
At its heart, L.S.U. officials said, the Chatman case is about abuse of trust or power. Yet some coaches, administrators and academics say they fear that the accusations against Chatman will inflame homophobia; reinforce stereotypes of lesbians as sexual predators; lead to more so-called negative recruiting, or attempts to steer players away from coaches suspected of being gay; increase skepticism toward the hiring of single women as head coaches; and scare the parents of potential recruits.
It's just too horrible to imagine that the purity of the college basketball recruiting process could be sullied by homophobia. Think of the children!
It's reassuring that in this ever-changing world in which we live in that the New York Times always has its priorities in order, with, year in and year out, homosexuals' prerogatives at the very top of the list.
By the way, Ms. Chatman was paid $400,000 per year plus a $70,000 bonus when the team reached the Final Four after her resignation in disgrace. And other sources suggest that "the former players" weren't so former when the relationships began. LSU refuses to state that the relationships didn't begin with current players, so it's reasonable to assume the worst.