Even though a jury initially found former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner, guilty of three charges which include: sexual penetration of an intoxicated person, sexual penetration of an unconscious person, and assault with the intent to commit rape; he was only sentenced to 6 months in jail and probation because the judge “didn’t want to ruin his future” as a potential Olympic swimmer.
Welp, with no thanks to the judge, it looks like he has no future as a swimmer for any USA swimming events after all!
According to USA Swimming, Turner has been banned, and in my best Taylor Swift voice, will never ever ever, be eligible for USA swimming events, which include the Olympic Trials!
What I’m trying to understand is why the judge was so lenient on the sentence, when at the time of the rape, according to USA Swimming, Turner wasn’t even — read more at TheShadeRoom.com (link in bio) …. nor has he been a member of USA swimming since the end of 2014.
In an email to USA TODAY Sports, Scott Leightman, a USA Swimming spokesman said, “He was not a member at the time of his crime or since then. USA Swimming doesn’t have any jurisdiction over non-members.”
Leightman also noted that even if he were to apply, he wouldn’t be eligible because USA Swimming has a zero tolerance policy for sexual misconduct, as well as a permanent ban of membership for those who violate their code of conduct.