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Maryville College football player: Should Maryville College release William Riley Gaul from the team as a result of him being charged with murder?

Maryville College football player: Should Maryville College release William Riley Gaul from the team as a result of him being charged with murder?
  • Yes, he should not play for one more day.

    Even though the charges are still in the “alleged” stage, the school should release him from the team. The charge of murder is just too large and controversial to ignore. It does not look good for the team or the school to support this student through this charge of murdering an ex-girlfriend because she wanted to move on. Today’s young people seem to have no empathy or regard for human life. It is sad to see stories like this.

  • Yes, releasing the player from the team is appropriate.

    I feel it would be absolutely inappropriate to let William Riley Gaul continue to play for the college's football team. Even if he is falsely accused (which I do not feel is the case), someone going through the stress of being accused of murder is certainly not going to be in the right frame of mind to contribute as usual to the team.

  • Yes they should

    Maryville College should definitely release William Riley Gaul from the team. He has just been charged with murder. You don't get charged with murder unless there is probable cause. If he goes to prison for murder they will be losing a player, so really they are just pre-emptively protecting themselves.

  • No, a person is innocent until proven guilty.

    No, it is my opinion that William Riley Gaul should not be released from the Maryville Football team. Gaul has merely been charged with murder and has yet to face trail and be convicted of a crime. In the United States it is constitutionally mandated that a person charged with a crime be allowed to defend themselves in front of a jury of their piers. This system was put into place in order to prevent citizens from losing their freedom and property due to false accusations. Releasing a person yet to be convicted of a crime inhibits that person's freedom and should not be encouraged.


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