While ostensibly generating money for the charity, the event first and foremost encourages the practice of hardcore drinking.
What Huguely and his team are doing is trying to allow a frisson of reasonable doubt to creep into the mind of just one sympathetic and uninformed juror in order to set him free. It's insidious.
With the onslaught of recent domestic violence tragedies, it is painfully apparent that domestic violence is a national pandemic.
The recent killing of lacrosse player Yeardley Love is a tragic chapter for my alma mater. Issues of dating violence, murder, sexual assault and stalking have long haunted the University of Virginia.
The article about the homicide of Yeardley Love could just as easily have asked, "Why are people surprised?"
Could Yeardley Love have been saved? Yes. But not till we, as a society, say no more. Not until we hold everyone, celebrities and non-celebrities alike accountable for their actions and for their despicable acts.
From the outside, George Huguely had it all. Such guys are the epitome of the "culture of entitlement." They think they can do anything they want and get away with it, and usually they're right.
In the wake of the brutal murder of University of Virginia student Yeardley Love, now is the time to ask ourselves how such tragedies can be prevented.
Last month, Break the Cycle released its third annual State Law Report Cards, a survey of the nation's teen dating violence civil protection laws. And for the third year in a row, Virginia received a failing grade.
One of the advantages academic institutions have is that they can always take a situation and turn it into an educational opportunity. Right now, UVA has a chance to teach us all about intimate partner violence.
Looking at my son's lacrosse jersey hanging on the back of my chair, I saw 18 years flash before my eyes. Where had time gone? I remember buying him his first lacrosse stick when he was just eight.
Death has taken a couple of promising student-athletes at top academic institutions, one a junior and one a senior about to graduate, in two truly tragic incidents.
"Not again." That was my initial reaction when I saw the first headline. It's been a deadly year for college students, and my mind raced through them faster than I could morbidly count.