Utah swim coach suspended following sexual abuse allegations

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  • gdog3finally West Jordan, Utah
    March 1, 2013 6:43 p.m.

    More news like this everyday. Reality is so often disgusting.

  • jdub1942 PROVO, UT
    March 1, 2013 12:26 p.m.

    Maybe the authorities kept it confidential because they thought that having the story broke would keep them from gathering credible evidence. They may have told the Utah Safety office so that they could keep an eye on the coach.

    But I don't really know, I'm not a detective.

  • Just the FAX Olympus Cove, Utah
    March 1, 2013 12:36 a.m.


    Since when do you keep an investigation of possible sexual abuse "confidential"?

    For what purpose did the Arizona officials notify the Utah safety officer if the safety officer wasn't supposed to do anything about a possible sexual predator operating within the Utah athletic department?

  • UteMiguel Go Utes, CA
    Feb. 28, 2013 9:13 p.m.

    Your question is clearly answered in the article. Maybe it has been updated since you posted. The Arizona investigators asked the U Dept of Public Safety to keep the investigation confidential. The U safety officer complied with that request.

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    Feb. 28, 2013 7:54 p.m.

    Zero tolerance.

    Kind of interesting about that Dec. 5th date of notification and the delay. Not so sure if Dr. Hill's action is what we would consider swift action but all of the details are not given.

    Sorry the U of U has to deal with this. Nobody needs this.

  • Ufan Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 28, 2013 6:34 p.m.

    "In a press conference Thursday afternoon, Hill said University of Utah officials learned Thursday morning that Arizona State University's police department had contacted the University of Utah's Department of Public Safety on Dec. 5, 2012, regarding Winslow."

    Why didn't Utah's Department of Public Safety contact Utah's Athletic Department?

    Why was Winslow allowed to continue coaching until a blogger broke the story?

    At the very least, it seems that Winslow should have been placed on administrative leave pending completion of a thorough investigation.

    Feb. 28, 2013 3:39 p.m.

    Hill is taking the right approach. Even if the allegations are untrue, this would be a much larger distraction to the team if he wasn't suspended. I hope for the sake of those involved that the allegations are not true, but if they are, there should be no reason Winslow should ever be involved in athletics at any level.