That August evening in Steubenville saw the convergence of two powerful cultural influences – football and technology – on a group of young people. The sad result of this mix was a collective failure of morality.
In August 2012, two high school football players were charged with the sexual assault of a 16 year old girl, and last week the court ruled on their guilt. In this case, as in others that are hitting the news, technology and social media factor into the offence. In Steubenville, the sports culture was also a factor. To read more of my thoughts on this, please go to
where you will find an opinion I wrote for Troy Media.