Several adults have been accused of covering up evidence in relation to the case. The most serious of the charges are against Stuebenville Superintendent Michael McVey... he faces charges of felony obstruction and tampering with evidence. The two players were members of the Steubenville powerhouse football team who was set to play a semi-final football game. There are three other adults facing charges in the case as well.
In the sports-crazy culture in which we currently live, it's difficult to imagine a group of adults, whose job it is to serve and protect the children of a school community, would behave in such a manner in an effort to win a football game.