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Temple Protected a Football Player While They Punished the Volleyball Player He Stalked & Threatened

Emily Frazer started for the Temple women’s volleyball team in 2011. Andrew Cerett was a punter for the Owls football team. The two dated, but had broken up by December 2011 when this incident took place. Via the Philly Inquirer:

Frazer escaped from the room and ran down the hall to her own suite. Cerett, a punter for the Temple Owls, followed, kicked the door open, and began screaming and threatening to kill the sophomore, according to the suit.

“If I can’t have you, no one can have you,” he said. “We will be happier this way.” Two students restrained Cerett and forced him away from the room. As Cerett made his way down the hallway, he punched a window spreading his blood along the walls, the suit states.

Campus police found Cerett hiding in the building. Cerett allegedy continued to stalk and harass Frazer following the incident. Temple handled the situation carefully.

At a student disciplinary hearing, Cerett testified that he had consumed 19 shots of alcohol in the half-hour prior to entering Frazer’s dorm. The disciplinary board suspended Cerett until Aug. 29, just until the start of the football season, after finding him in violation of prohibitions against intimidation or assault; property damage; guest sign-in procedures; the school alcohol policy and disorderly conduct.

Meanwhile, Frazer was going through hell.

Frazer said she was so emotionally distraught that she needed her mother to stay in her dorm room with her at night for months after the alleged assault. She couldn’t focus on her classwork, she fell behind in classes, and couldn’t sleep. Her grades suffered.

Frazer said after she insisted that the school officially discipline Cerett, the school punished her instead. She was removed from the Temple volleyball team and 100 percent of her scholarship was revoked.

On an appeal, she was able to get 50 percent of the scholarship reinstated, but was not permitted to return to the team.

If this is how Temple treats a punter, can you imagine what they would do for an actual football player? [Philly Inquirer]

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