Katelyn Davis, a student who attends Youngstown State, has started a petition to have Ma’Lik Richmond removed from the football team. Davis Started the petition on Change.org, according to usatoday.com.
In 2013, Richmond and a high school teammate were convicted of raping a 16-year-old. Richmond served a year in a juvenile detention center and returned to his high school, where he continued playing football. Richmond must register as a sex offender every six months for the next 20 years of his life.
Davis has said that she does not want Richmond to be expelled from the school, but does not think that he should be allowed to play on the football team, according to usatoday.com. The petition Davis created on Saturday has already gained over 6,000 signatures. The petition will be given to the president of the school, Jim Tressel.
It is questionable whether someone who has been convicted of rape should be allowed to stay at the school, let alone play on the football team.