We are all remembering the good that Kobe left behind in the wake of a tragic accident. His mentality of hustle first and youth activity within the sports community.
There is another side of the Kobe legacy that few are talking about. Being from Colorado we are familiar with allegations against Kobe so it was no surprise to find this USA Today story about it.
Originally Posted on USA Today.
CAMAS, Wash. – Some high school students prepared to walk out of class Wednesday to protest a Facebook post by their principal that suggested the late NBA superstar Kobe Bryant deserved to die.
The Camas School District said in a statement Tuesday that it was placing Camas High School Principal Liza Sejkora on administrative leave while it looked into the post she wrote on her personal Facebook page on Jan. 26, KGW-TV reported. That was the day Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven other people died in a helicopter crash in California.
Sejkora wrote in the post, “Not gonna lie. Seems to me that karma caught up with a rapist today.” She deleted the post after an hour and apologized Monday, calling the message “inappropriate and tasteless.”
In 2003, Bryant was accused of raping a 19-year-old employee at a Colorado resort. He said the two had consensual sex, and prosecutors later dropped a felony sexual assault charge at the request of the accuser. The woman later filed a civil suit against Bryant that was settled out of court.
“In education, we remind students to think before they post online, especially when feelings are inflamed,” Sejkora said. “My emotions and past experiences got the best of me in that moment.”