This Would Be Unbelievable If It Weren't So Depressingly Believable

[Content Note: Sexual violence.]

Professional soccer player Ched Evans, who was convicted two years ago of raping a 19-year-old woman, will be allowed to play for Sheffield United, as long as he wears an electronic tracking device:
[Evans], who is fighting to clear his name after being sentenced to five years in prison, is due to visit his former club on day release in July to begin training.

The move is part of a rehabilitation process to help Evans readjust to life outside jail.

The 25-year-old is scheduled to meet with Blades manager Nigel Clough, co-chairman Kevin McCabe and players while using his 24-hour pass.

The Welsh International is expected to be offered a new two-year contract with the Blades, if he can prove his fitness and that he will soon regain his form when he is discharged from his cell in October.
This news was reported under the headline: "Rape football star Ched Evans set to play again—wearing an electronic tag."

"Rape football star." Welp.

Evans, like all male athletes who have been convicted of rape, "deserves" a second chance because he (claims he) was unfairly convicted. Sure. Isn't everyone.

[H/T to Jess.]

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