NFL's Ray McDonald — Rape Accuser Furious … Why Did School Invite Him to Speak?
A California high school is under fire for booking ex-NFL star Ray McDonald as a guest speaker last month — since he’s still a defendant in a rape case — and now Gloria Allred is going after the superintendent.
Still, he was invited to speak at Tennyson High School (in the Bay Area) on February 25th — to help get at-risk students on the right path.
The news infuriated McDonald’s accuser and her lawyer, Gloria Allred — who fired off a letter to the superintendent of the school district — calling the move “highly inappropriate.”
Allred also suggests McDonald had ulterior motives for wanting to give the speech:
“It may be that Mr. McDonald through his appearance and speech to your students was seeking to have a positive impact on the potential jury pool in his upcoming criminal trial. I wonder, however, why you would appear to be amendable to supporting him in this strategy if indeed that was his goal.”
The best part … Allred says if the school is having trouble finding a positive role model to speak to the kids, she knows the perfect person to step in:
“I would be willing to serve as a speaker on these subjects if you would be willing to invite me.”