Originally Posted by Radical. The sexual preference of these kids is irrevelant. They likley knew exacty what they were doing. Just to put this in perspective, assume it was a heterosexual website, would that make the decision any better? Would that be ok under the code of conduct for the Nebraska schools? I'm speculating here, but not likley to make a difference. They made a stupid decision regardless of sexual preference and probably both regret it now. I am not so sure they were pawns. This wasn't a spontaneous decision by a drunk kid onthe beach like Girls Gone Wild. This was a thought out process that involved getting on a plane to California assuming I am reading Twist's post correctly.
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Manning, who did not return a phone call from ABCNews. He also didn't elaborate on the part of his statement that referred to the "history of behavior of these men. According to the Nebraska student-athlete handbook, Cornhusker athletes are required to "Always present a positive image; don't do anything to embarrass yourself, the team, your family or the University. The organizing body for college athletics would not comment on the specifics of the case but sent ABCNews. Student-athletes can lose eligibility if they receive payment for the use of their photograph to "advertise, recommend or promote directly the sale or use of a commercial product or service. The Scarlet Project, a blog devoted to reporting scandals at the University of Nebraska, apparently brought the issue to the university's attention after posting an item, complete with a sampling of the photos, on its Web site Aug. The photos of the wrestlers have been pulled from that site as well, but have since been posted on other pornography and gay-themed Web sites.
The allegations resulted in an internal investigation of the wrestling program by the athletic department. Donahoe has since retracted some of the allegations. I must have been on drugs or something. I don't remember that. I must have been doing some kind of drugs," Donahoe said. NU wrestling head coach Mark Manning had remained quiet about Donahoe until this spring. Manning explained his rationale and reasoning of Donahoe's dismissal. But he's not bigger than the program, and he's not bigger than the University of Nebraska.
Donahoe was both the pride and potential of Nebraska's esteemed wrestling program, which has produced six Olympic wrestlers, including gold medalist Rulon Gardner. But this past summer, before Donahoe's final season and his last shot at another national championship, that pride turned to shame. A phone call from a parent tipped university officials off to nude photos and video of Donahoe on Fratmen.