Brock Turner gets lifetime ban from USA Swimming

Brock Turner has been at the center of a media storm after a gross miscarriage of justice led to the former Stanford swimmer receiving a light six-month sentence for raping an unconscious woman on campus.

As the fallout continues, Turner has been given a life ban from USA Swimming.

The announcement came on Friday as the organization released a statement saying Turner was ineligible for renewing his membership. They said that he was not a member at the time of his crime, but would not be allowing him to reapply for the membership going forward.

“Brock Turner’s membership with USA Swimming expired at the end of the calendar year 2014 and he was not a member at the time of his crime or since then,” USA Swimming spokesman Scott Leightman said. “As a result, USA Swimming doesn’t have any jurisdiction over Brock Turner.”

At least someone is holding Turner accountable for his actions.

Earlier this week, it was reported that Turner would be allowed to leave jail two months early, further highlighting the problem with rape culture in the country.

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