So lets see how many people get mad at me this time.
Everyone's in a rage over the refereeing from the trials. Well who's in charge of awarding ref ranks? Who is everyone sucking up to and making calls according to his preference?
Non other than Fletcher - "the alleged" molester - Thornton
Yeah I said it! I'll get real consequeses for putting that out there but I don't care. Everyone was up in arms about Daniel Doyle, but USA judo didnt bat and eyelash at Fletcher Thornton's DOZENS of documented accusations of molesting young girls. One of our "A" referees even covered his eyes and refused to look at the police reports these girls filed.
And if you're a mod thinking of deleting this - yes this isn't small talk about "my first ukemi" but these issues need to be discussed. This is playing with the safety and careers of our athletes.
How is this man still allowed to be in the same VENUE of our athletes let alone protected by USAjudo and kept in an extremely influential position?
So yeah, this could be deleted pretty quick, so whatever I'll repost it on my OWN website, rondarousey.net
but I am personally outraged that this man is toying with the fates of our players, I'm sure my fellow athletes that got cheated out of their team slot - not to mention their family and friends would feel the same way. Or the young girls he "allegedly" molested, their families, and their friends !
No, I didn't get cheated - mostly because I never gave them a chance too - but I feel like I'm one of the few people in a good position to say something about it. I'm already on the team - try to stop me now!
If this man is not removed from office and banned for attending any and all USAjudo events by the time the olympics are over; I will NEVER renew my USJI membership or support anything to do with that organization again. And I would encourage my family, friends, and teammates to do the same.
Okay you can take you punches at me now, I'm braced and can take a hell of a hit.
**Please note I have said "allegedly" to prevent being libelous***
This post has been edited by Rondadori: 20 June 2008 - 04:31 PM