Lacrosse Murder: Hit Her

Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus writes today about the murder of and by Virginia lacrosse player.

The question has to be asked: Is it something about athletes? Something about entitled college athletes? Something about lacrosse?

Clearly, Marcus has never seen a lacrosse match.  Ms. Marcus, they whack each other with sticks.  Is it any surprise, then, when an emotionally unstable lacrosse player decides to vent on a woman with whom he has been close and is now angry?

I have no beef with lacrosse or those who play it.  My son once did.  But when you hit another person with a stick for hours a day at practice, it should not surprise anyone how this murder went down.  It’s how his short-twitch muscles react.