Teen Football Player Still on Team After Rape Charges

Tyler Smith has been charged with two counts of rape, but will still play defensive tackle for his high school team.
1:34 | 10/15/14

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Eighteen year old Tyler Smith faces serious criminal charges prosecutors -- -- hope we have high defensive tackle -- to different girls on different occasions. He's now out on bail and his coaches are still letting them play football. I think it's horrible I think if there's an accusation needs be investigated -- students that magnitude. Superintendent Mike Parker says he's sickened by the allegations but endorses the coach's decision to allow Smith to play football for his senior year. We felt that he's innocent until proven guilty as bad as the crime might be repulsive as the -- might be. -- Were trusted -- the court system we'll sort that out for its. That doesn't sit well families whose children attend the district plan may be innocent until proven guilty -- you still take precautions. Well I think it should be in the same deal with -- in -- fellows do and they should be. Off. -- not plan. The NFL suspended Ray Rice with the Baltimore Ravens for hitting his then fiancee. And did the same with Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings over how he disciplined this child. The league didn't wait for the court cases play out. I don't know the NFL in in the players' union contract while enough to be able to make a comment on that. In court documents prosecutors say Smith raped one of the girls this past summer and another victim in 2012. When detectives asked Tyler -- girls said no -- apparently told them yeah. But I thought she was saying no for pleasure not to stop having sex -- we don't teach. Right and wrong at this level what wins and an end.

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