I’m not an apologist for college athletes who flaunt their stardom with criminal behavior. They should definitely be held to account for their crimes. In the same way, we should not forget what college baseball star Luke Heimlich did to that innocent child when she was six and he was 15.
But there must also be a limit to how long sex offenders are further criminalized by the public after having served their time, after having completed treatment. As a society, we must find a way to allow second chances, lest we be judged by the same yardstick.