A Georgia Tech football player, Jerrard Tarrant, was charged over the weekend for the rape of a fellow classmate at the school. Tarrant has been subsequently suspended from the team and his return is pending on the outcome of his legal case.
“These charges filed against Jerrard are something that we take very seriously,” Johnson said in a statement. “He has been suspended from the team indefinitely, pending the outcome of the legal proceedings.”
Tarrant’s facebook.com page was updated on Monday to say “Jerrard Tarrant is truly MISUNDERSTOOD, when will they see the real me????”
I bet it makes the old-school journalists absolutely cringe that “Facebook” can and is actually used to produce quotes in their stories.