Although I lack sympathy for Mr. Turner, I would also add that his aggregate punishment included the following:

  1. He lost his swimming scholarship
  2. He was expelled from Stanford
  3. He was banned for life by USA Swimming, which for all intents and purposes keeps him from benefitting from his athletic ability…forever.

Turner was riding a gravy train. A scholarship to one of the best schools in the country, and and the subsequent employment opportunities he could look forward to afterwards. As you say, he is now a registered sex offender for life, which carries a host of ongoing penalties.

Data Driven Econophile. Muslim, USA born. Been “woke” 2x: 1st, when I realized the world isn’t fair; 2nd, when I realized the “woke” people are full of shit.

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