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Kenny Ray Morrison
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Kenny Ray Morrison
Service/branch United States Navy
Rank Midshipman
Unit United States Naval Academy

Kenny Ray Morrison was a Midshipman in the United States Naval Academy, and a member of its football team, who was convicted of sexually assaulting another Midshipman.[1][2]

Charges that Morrison had used GHB, a date rape drug, on another Midshipman were dropped due to technical problems with the forensic evidence.[3][4][5]

Morrison was discharged from the Navy, and received a two year sentence.[6] According to the Washington Post Morrison, in an unsworn statement, apologized to his family, and to the Navy, but not to his victims. He maintains he is innocent and plans to appeal his sentence.

According to Stewart Mandel, writing in Sports Illustrated, used Robinson's selection to confirm the assertion that “Critics lament that the school has taken its obsession with athletics too far, tacitly accepting the blights of big-time football that come with success.”[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stephen Manning (July 6, 2006). "Recordings Go Unheard in Sexual Assault Case". WTOP. Retrieved 2007-08-11. 
  2. ^ "Naval Academy student guilty of sexual assault". MSNBC. April 9, 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-11. 
  3. ^ Mike Hellgren (April 10, 2007). "Jury Recommends 2 Years In Prison For Midshipman". WJZ-TV. Retrieved 2007-08-11. 
  4. ^ "Female Navy Student Describes Night Of Rape". KUTV. April 5, 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-11. 
  5. ^ "2 Accuse Former Navy Football Player Of Rape: Alleged Victims Say Player Drugged Them". WRC-TV. November 2, 2006. Retrieved 2007-08-11. 
  6. ^ "Midshipman Gets 2 Years for Assault: Ex-Football Player Must Leave Navy". Washington Post. April 11, 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-11. 
  7. ^ Steward Mandel (2010-08-31). "Dobbs, Navy could bust BCS (cont.)". Sports Illustrated. Critics lament that the school has taken its obsession with athletics too far, tacitly accepting the blights of big-time football that come with success. The school came under fire in 2006 during the explosive rape trial of then-starting quarterback Lamar Owens (he was acquitted). Linebacker Kenny Ray Morrison was convicted of sexual misconduct by a military court shortly thereafter. Last spring, Niumatalolo dismissed two veteran receivers for detrimental conduct, one of whom, Marcus Curry, had previously tested positive for use. 

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