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18 years later, accuser in Oregon State rape case confronts coach

18 years later, accuser in Oregon State rape case confronts coach

Brenda Tracy stopped in front of the door to Nebraska football Coach Mike Riley’s office.

“Is he in there?” she asked. When told that he was, Tracy took a deep breath.

She was about to come face-to-face with a man she once despised, for his leniency toward two Oregon State players she said took part in gang raping her 18 years ago, when she was a 24-year-old single mom working as a waitress in Salem.

This is what accountability looks like. This is what transparency looks like. This is how we get things done.

— Brenda Tracy

Back in 1998, Riley was a young head football coach for the Beavers. Two of his...

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