In Maryland, the news includes the steps to enact a state anti-cyberbullying statute, known as “Grace’s Law,” after Grace McComas, the 15-year-old girl who committed suicide last year after being victimized by new-tech humiliation.
Right on cue, the North Baltimore Aquatic Club (where some of Grace McComas’s cousins have swum, by the way) stepped up to the plate with its own brand-new and covered-up cyberbullying episode. It’s yet another one of those scandals at the team of Michael Phelps and Bob Bowman and Murray Stephens that the local media won’t touch, for that might disrupt the carefully constructed fantasies of sports fans, Olympic profiteers and wannabes, and feel-gooders there and everywhere.
Recently a group of male NBAC swimmers has been passing around a girl teammate for casual sex. They documented their actions on Instagram.
One of the boys was expelled from the team this week. Need I add that he was the most expendable and worst-connected of the bunch? The others — I have three additional names — got off. At least one is a usual suspect; he is much more than merely “implicated” in the serial horror stories we’ve been documenting.