The Steubenville football coach must be fired

The email below is from Will Easton, a CREDO activist in Columbus, Ohio. Will started a petition on, where activists can launch their own campaigns for progressive change.

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Dear Friend,

I created my own campaign on CREDO's new site that allows activists to start their own petitions.

My petition, which is to the Steubenville District School Board, asks the following:

Fire football coach Reno Saccoccia immediately. Reported evidence shows that he knew about the rape perpetrated by Trent Mays and Ma'lik Richmond, yet did not report it — in direct violation of Ohio law.

The Ohio State Buckeyes football coach Jim Tressel was recently fired for covering up his players' getting free tattoos and selling OSU memorabilia. So how is it that Steubenville coach Saccoccia helps cover up a RAPE by HIS players, and still has a job?

The reported evidence is clear that Reno Saccoccia knew about the rape perpetrated by Trent Mays and Ma'lik Richmond, and he did nothing to contact authorities. Under Ohio law, coaches are mandated to report crimes involving their students, which he did not. The School Board should fire him immediately for breaking the law, and for his poor judgment.

Click here to learn more and add your name to my petition to the Steubenville District School Board demanding the immediate firing of Reno Saccoccia.

Thank you for your support.

Will Easton

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