Brock Turner is no longer eligible for USA Swimming-sanctioned events

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USA Swimming Bans Former Stanford Swimmer Brock Turner For Life

In Dan Turner's letter of defense, he mentions that his son's life "will never be the one he dreamed about and worked so hard to achieve." Now, USA Swimming has confirmed this further: Brock Turner will never be eligible for USA Swimming events, reports USA Today.

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A spokesperson told the news source that when Turner sexually assaulted the victim in January 2015, he was not a member of USA Swimming. His membership expired in 2014, and he is currently not a member. But should he try to apply, the organization will not admit him — now or ever:

"Brock Turner is not a member of USA Swimming and, should he apply, he would not be eligible for membership. ... Had he been a member, he would be subject to the USA Swimming Code of Conduct. USA Swimming strictly prohibits and has zero tolerance for sexual misconduct, with firm Code of Conduct policies in place, and severe penalties, including a permanent ban of membership, for those who violate our Code of Conduct."

USA Swimming membership is required for participation in any competitive USA Swimming event. And yes, this does include the Olympic Trials.

See the response to Turner's sentencing on social media:

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Brock Turner is no longer eligible for USA Swimming-sanctioned events
The images the media select matter. This man was found guilty and sentenced to jail, but still #NoMugShot.
This is how a convicted rapist was portrayed by @washingtonpost. Include his swimming creds, avoid the word "rape"
For contrast, here's @washingtonpost coverage of other rapes. All three headlines use the word, use mugshots.
Prison would have "severe impact" on rapist Brock Turner. Wonder if non-white crim would get this pretty headshot
My latest. Rapist Brock Turner & Judge Aaron Persky represent so much of what is wrong with our justice system.
That Brock Turner was arrested AND convicted of felony rape and we still don't have his mugshot yet? Just his Abercrombie & Fitch photos?

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