Gang-rape victim wants sexually-violent players banned

Brenda Tracy has turned into an activist against rape and has traveled the country telling her story of the horrific incident she went through in the early 1990’s.

Now, she is looking to take a stand against sexually-violent athletes.

Tracy was a victim of a gang rape at the hands of two former Oregon State football players. Since then, she wrote a book about her experience and has traveled the country speaking out about the events. On Wednesday, she took to Twitter and reported she had received over 157,000 signatures on a petition to get sexually-violent athletes banned from the NCAA.

157,000+ signatures & 800 pages of comments delivered to the @NCAA Nat'l office urging them to #banviolentathletes pic.twitter.com/GNBvvMLkC9

— Brenda Tracy (@brendatracy24) August 3, 2016

The petition was started by Tracy’s son Darius Adams and it has a very strong message on the petition. It is directed towards NCAA president Mark Emmert and Board of Governors vice-chairman L. Jay Lemons and asks why these athletes are still being protected.

The NCAA released a statement on the situation and they said they would be speaking further with her about the matter.

“She has a compelling story and, like us, is seeking changes on campuses and nationally to stem the tide of sexual assault,” a portion of a statement from the NCAA read. “We look forward to continuing our conversation with her and other leaders regarding this important matter.”

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to Twitter/@brendatracy24