Rape Survivor in NCAA Petition to Speak to Coach, Team

Brenda Tracy, who claims she was the victim of a gang rape that included two Oregon State football players in 1998, is scheduled to meet Wednesday with Mike Riley, the Oregon State coach at the time who is now the head coach at Nebraska. Tracy also will speak to the Nebraska football team.

Tracy says she doesn’t “want to be angry anymore” and added meeting with Riley and the Nebraska team is her way of “paying homage” to Emily Doe, the unidentified victim of the alleged rape by a Stanford swimmer who read a moving letter of her ordeal in court that has since gone viral. Tracy also wants to support “the thousands of victims who have been victimized by athletes, coaches, athletic departments, athletic directors and universities,” according to a letter she recently wrote to The Oregonian.

“And as I meet coach Mike Riley face to face for the first time and as the fear and the tears well up inside me ... I will think of my brothers and my sisters who have been sexually violated and betrayed,” Tracy wrote. “I will draw strength from all of them. I will carry their voices and their stories with me.”

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