A Steubenville high school football team is in trouble after leaking a video about raping and urinating on a 16-year-old "dead girl". According to Deadspin.com, the star of the video, Michael Nodianos is on camera laughing uncontrollably about the the rape incident. Two high school football players, Trent Mays and Ma'lik Richmond were arrested and charged.
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The case had initially divided the town, blaming the girl for making up allegations just to hurt the football team, however, with the video released authorities plan on using it as hard evidence. According to the New York Time, Nate Hubbard, 27, said "The rape was just an excuse, I think. What else are you going to tell your parents when you come home drunk like that and after a night like that?" He added, "She had to make up something. Now people are trying to blow up our football program because of it."
In the video, Nodianos laughs and compares the rape victim to being "deader" as Oj Simpson's wife, Caylee Anthony, JFK, and Trayvon Martin. Only one person in the video could be heard telling the laughing teen that it wasn't a laughing matter, "It is rape. They raped her." He added, "Like, this is not like funny... what if that was your daughter?" Nodianos responded, "But it isn't. If that was my daughter, I wouldn't care. I would just let her be dead. And is it really rape if you don't know if she wanted to or not? She might have wanted it. That might have been her final wish."
Trent Mays and Ma'lik Richmond, both 16-year-old students at Steubenville High School face one charge of rape and one charge of kidnapping.Mays is also accused of taking graphic photos of the victim and posting them on Facebook. Photo's of the victim being carried out from party to party were taken and had been posted online. Nodianos tweeted during the ordeal saying, "Some people deserve to be peed on" and he later also tweeted, "Song of the night is definitely Rape Me by Nirvana."
When the victim returned home, her parents found her discombobulated and took her to the hospital. Nathaniel Richmond, father of the accused claims both men are innocent and that his son is a stat athlete and "a good child."