The Tennessee Titans selected Michigan left tackle Taylor Lewan with 11th overall pick. Lewan had an outstanding career at Michigan, where he was a two-time All-American, and two-time Big ten Offensive Lineman of the year. Oh, and this happened:
From the article: “The Michigan athletic department – and football team in particular – are an embarrassment to intercollegiate athletics, and the people running them need to be fired immediately. In November 2009, then-freshman kicker Brendan Gibbons was accused of rape by a female student. Gibbons’ roommate, All-American LT Taylor Lewan, then committed an additional crime by threatening to rape the woman himself if she pressed charges against Gibbons. What’s even more damning is that two fellow football players reported Lewan’s threats to the police themselves, but nothing was done by anyone in the Michigan program to punish these players.”
Lewan faced serious rape allegations before his college football career started, and those charges were covered up by his school that just happens to have an ultra-profitable football program. Lewan will now have a very lucrative professional football career, and will likely never have to answer for these allegations. It’s a shame, but sadly, it’s become all-too-expected in major football schools.