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FROM HATE TO HEALING

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Before sitting down with the media to share her incredible journey, from survivor to advocate, silence to speech, she had something else to do. Something that, for eighteen years, had been unthinkable for Brenda Tracy. She snapped a photo with Coach Mike Riley. And she was smiling. Three Haunting Words When I read the words “coach Mike Riley” “rape” and “hate” in the same sentence in a National Post article I couldn’t believe it. Riley is a good guy, a good coach. Where was this coming from? Back in 1998, when Tracy was 24, she was gang-raped by four football players. Two of her attackers played for Oregon State University. When the charges were dropped, and the players received nothing more than a one-game…

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