USAWP Sexual Abuse Investigation

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Re: USAWP Sexual Abuse Investigation

Postby wpfan77 » Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:34 pm

I read in the article that we have 30,000 registered athletes. Wasn't there 45,000 athletes in 2010? So over the last decade Chris Ramsey has made it clear he doesn't care about the saftey of athletes or completing part one of USA Water Polo mission statement of expanding the sport. So why is the greatest sport in the world paying some sicotic male ballet dance $600,000 a year. The Next CEO we need to write his contract in a way that if he/she is another lazy, no good phsycopath who take pleasure in ruining a sport and not protecting the most vulnerable in our society the children we can fire him right on the spot.

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Re: USAWP Sexual Abuse Investigation

Postby The Dowager » Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:37 am

Our dues are paying for legal fees, settlements, and damages. Leadership let this happen. Shame.

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Re: USAWP Sexual Abuse Investigation

Postby Engine9 » Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:58 pm

Good old boys club! Water polo is canceled in California for the foreseeable future. Door is open!

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Re: USAWP Sexual Abuse Investigation

Postby DinsdalePiranha » Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:12 pm

My offer to be CEO from a couple of years ago still stands

I’ll do it for expenses, plus a bonus of $100k for each men’s NCAA program added, $500k for a men’s gold medal, $250k for a silver and $100k for a bronze, as membership is falling, I’ll add, $2 for each athlete member over 50k members

Give me a call
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Re: USAWP Sexual Abuse Investigation

Postby Engine9 » Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:01 pm

Ground breaking - NULO named official pet food sponsor of usawp!

It’s all going to be okay!

Director of marketing is elated!

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Re: USAWP Sexual Abuse Investigation

Postby usapologal » Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:14 pm

In light of the recent OC Register articles (more coming) regarding USWP's leadership, an online petition has been started asking for the removal of Ramsey and Graff:

https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/usa ... leadership accountability-call-for[/color]

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Re: USAWP Sexual Abuse Investigation

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Re: USAWP Sexual Abuse Investigation

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Re: USAWP Sexual Abuse Investigation

Postby wpfan77 » Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:29 pm

The OCR reports that Ramsey and Sicard themselves have been reported to SafeSport for investigation.

Does anyone know why Ramsey and Sicard were reported to safesport for abuse?

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Re: USAWP Sexual Abuse Investigation

Postby The Dowager » Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:10 pm

wpfan77 wrote:The OCR reports that Ramsey and Sicard themselves have been reported to SafeSport for investigation.

Does anyone know why Ramsey and Sicard were reported to safesport for abuse?


Not a lawyer, but maybe their willful ignorance of the goings-on is a crime on it's own?
As the mom of two polo daughters, I am furious and disgusted at the disregard USAWP has for their female athletes. Tik-tok, *gentlemen*....

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Re: USAWP Sexual Abuse Investigation

Postby OCPoloDad » Wed Jan 06, 2021 2:28 pm

wpfan77 wrote:The OCR reports that Ramsey and Sicard themselves have been reported to SafeSport for investigation.

Does anyone know why Ramsey and Sicard were reported to safesport for abuse?


Per todays Orange County Register: The SCNG (Southern California News Group) investigation revealed that Ramsey and other top officials at the NGB (National Governing Board) did not report the incidents (Hojreh & Korbakis) to law enforcement or Child Protective services even though under California law and the U.S. Center for SafeSport code they are mandated reporters of sexual abuse and Ramsey only months later told a U.S. Senate subcommittee that the NGB’s protocol was to immediately alert law enforcement, according to depositions, emails, letters and sworn declarations.

Same article states: Calls for the removal of USA Water Polo CEO Christopher Ramsey and board chairman Michael Graff were joined on Tuesday by at least 10 Olympians as well as former U.S. national team players and coaches, and ex-USA Water Polo and U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee board members. Terry Schroeder, member of four Olympic teams and coach of the 2008 and 2012 U.S. men’s Olympic team, was among more than 100 individuals who signed an online petition shortly after it posted Tuesday.

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Re: USAWP Sexual Abuse Investigation

Postby HawkinsPolo4 » Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:48 pm

OCPoloDad wrote: Per todays Orange County Register: The SCNG (Southern California News Group) investigation revealed that Ramsey and other top officials at the NGB (National Governing Board) did not report the incidents (Hojreh & Korbakis) to law enforcement or Child Protective services even though under California law and the U.S. Center for SafeSport code they are mandated reporters of sexual abuse and Ramsey only months later told a U.S. Senate subcommittee that the NGB’s protocol was to immediately alert law enforcement, according to depositions, emails, letters and sworn declarations.

Same article states: Calls for the removal of USA Water Polo CEO Christopher Ramsey and board chairman Michael Graff were joined on Tuesday by at least 10 Olympians as well as former U.S. national team players and coaches, and ex-USA Water Polo and U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee board members. Terry Schroeder, member of four Olympic teams and coach of the 2008 and 2012 U.S. men’s Olympic team, was among more than 100 individuals who signed an online petition shortly after it posted Tuesday.


Looks like the other shoe just dropped... there needs to be a resolution to this especially given articles are comparing this to the Larry Nassar case in gymnastics. Our community deserves better

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Re: USAWP Sexual Abuse Investigation

Postby DinsdalePiranha » Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:55 pm

I don’t get it, these University / Sanctioning Body President jobs are cush jobs, you don’t really have to do anything, mainly keep the car out of the ditch, yet they never fail to screw it up. Michigan State, USC, USA Swimming....

How hard is it when there’s a report of impropriety to jump on it with both feet.

Until these guys are held accountable, this kind of crap will continue, they all should be suspended immediately without pay and be held personally liable for all damages
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Re: USAWP Sexual Abuse Investigation

Postby Sctrojanje » Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:24 pm

If you want to make serious change and not just signing a petition which is falling on deaf ears, please leave a tip with the House of Representatives Government Oversight and Ethics Committee who has the ability to decertify USA Water Polo Leadership as the overall managers of the organization. https://oversight.house.gov/contact/tip-line. If we can get everyone who is signing the petition or are on this message board, we can make a change in management. Yes, having Congress starting a investigation will make changes and insure he no longer has a ability in being a leader of any organization is drastic, but the way the board is setup, we will not see a change unless it comes from an outside organization.

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Re: USAWP Sexual Abuse Investigation

Postby baybeard » Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:53 am

The Dowager wrote:
wpfan77 wrote:The OCR reports that Ramsey and Sicard themselves have been reported to SafeSport for investigation.

Does anyone know why Ramsey and Sicard were reported to safesport for abuse?


Not a lawyer, but maybe their willful ignorance of the goings-on is a crime on it's own?
As the mom of two polo daughters, I am furious and disgusted at the disregard USAWP has for their female athletes. Tik-tok, *gentlemen*....


It's shameful that it is generally assumed that Sicard and Ramsey were willfully ignorant. You don't know what you don't know.

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