Florida coach Urban Meyer might have crossed a line. The coach of the defending national champions said that if any player on his team hits a woman, that player will be kicked off the team, no questions asked.
This is clearly a slap in the face of Title IX, that seeks equal representation of women in college athletics. The women’s volleyball, basketball, softball, track, et all coaches – who all benefit from the money the Florida football program brings in – will no doubt protest Meyer’s misogynistic proclamation.
Why is hitting a woman any different than hitting a man? In this era of change, football does not need coaches making chauvinistic remarks in public about women. Meyer is lucky that he wins, otherwise he could be in a lot of hot water for these remarks.