Yale campus posters allege team supports rapist

USA TODAY Sports reports on the posters on the Yale campus that urge the basketball team to “stop supporting a rapist.”

Yale is in the hunt for its first men’s NCAA basketball tournament since 1962, potentially making the Bulldogs one of the feel-good stories of the season. But all of that is buckling under the weight of damaging posters that appeared on campus this week that call on the Yale team to “stop supporting a rapist.”

All this comes after senior captain Jack Montague withdrew from the university for undisclosed reasons on Feb. 10 and after his teammates wore his No. 4 and his nickname — “Gucci” — on their warmups before Friday’s game against Harvard. Protest signs against this show of support began appearing on campus Monday and more went up Wednesday, according to a report in the Yale Daily News that included a photo of a blackboard with the words: “Rape culture is standing by your teammate and silencing Yale’s victims of sexual assault.”

Officer David Hartman, media liaison for the New Haven (Conn.) Police Department, told…

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