Brock Turner, the former Stanford University swimmer sentenced to just six months and probation for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman behind a campus frat house, has been banned for life by USA Swimming.
Swimming’s governing body confirmed to USA Today on Monday that Turner will not be eligible to compete in any sanctioned events, including Olympic Trials.
The ban extends to any and all future events or trials.
Turner, found guilty of three charges, assault with the intent to commit rape, sexual penetration of an intoxicated person and sexual penetration of an unconscious person, would have to be a member of the organization to compete in sanctioned events.
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A spokesman for USA Swimming, Scott Leightman, told the publication in an email, “Brock Turner’s membership with USA Swimming expired at the end of the calendar year 2014. He was not a member at the time of his crime or since then. USA Swimming doesn’t have any jurisdiction over non-members.”
Leightman went on to discuss Turner’s eligibility as it would relate to USA Swimming’s code of conduct, noting that were he to apply, his application would be rejected.
“Brock Turner is not a member of USA Swimming and, should he apply, he would not be eligible for membership. Had he been a member, he would be subject to the USA Swimming Code of Conduct. USA Swimming strictly prohibits and has zero tolerance for sexual misconduct, with firm Code of Conduct policies in place, and severe penalties, including a permanent ban of membership, for those who violate our Code of Conduct.”
On Thursday, it was revealed the Turner is scheduled to be released from jail Sept. 2, just three months after admission, per the Santa Clara County Department of Corrections.