Awful Story Coming Out of the Air Force Academy, Sheds Further Light on On-Campus Sexual Assault

Startling revelations are coming out of the Air Force Academy involving Academy football players sexual assault allegations.

Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson has called for an Inspector General's investigation of the athletic department.

What are they going to investigate? Wild parties "dating to 2010 where cadets, including a core group of top football players, smoked synthetic marijuana, drank themselves sick and may have used date-rape drugs to incapacitate women for sexual assault."

Then there's this...

The culture was so wild that academy leaders canceled a planned 2012 sting out of concern that undercover agents and confidential informants at a party wouldn't be enough to protect women from rape.

And this...

The girls' drink, or Captain Morgan with the blue lid, was only for girls to drink, and OSI confidential informant cadet Eric Thomas told investigators in a written statement obtained by The Gazette. The blue-capped bottle, he explained, was laced with 'roofies,' a street term for flunitrazepam, a powerful sedative known as a date-rape drug.

After the party some Cadets went all Taylor Lewan and threatened female party goers to keep their mouths shut.

There are further allegations of academic impropriety.

Not that it matters, but if these allegations stick, there's no saving Troy Calhoun or anyone near him.

Great job by the Colorado Springs Gazette by the way.

Last March a Navy football player was acquitted of sexual assault last March and another had charges dismissed because his statement was given prior to reading him his rights.


Posted on August 3, 2014 and filed under Southwest Round-Up.