Punish College Football Star for Alleged Animal Abuse

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Target: Kyle Moats, Missouri State University Athletic Director and Paul Williams, Springfield Police Chief

Goal: Permanently suspend football player from team for allegedly beating a dog and charge him with animal abuse.

A dog was reportedly punched so hard that it shattered the animal’s jaw and broke his teeth out. The Australian Shepherd, named Luca, had been left with 20-year-old Breck Ruddick, a quarterback for Missouri State University, according to reports. Friends of Katie Riggs, Luca’s owner, say that Ruddick allowed the dog to run off after punching him, and Riggs had to spend the night searching for her pet.

Ruddick was reportedly “suspended indefinitely” from the football team, but a day later, he was still allowed to travel with the team for their game. The athletic director told outlets that Ruddick “won’t play again until the situation is resolved.” It sounds like this will be another case of an athlete being allowed to escape consequences despite breaking laws and severely hurting an innocent animal.

While the decision to indefinitely suspend Ruddick would be a start, the authorities should also do their job and take action in a case of possible animal abuse. Losing one’s temper to an extent that you violently punch an animal is unacceptable, athlete or not. This behavior is undeniably a cause for concern as the chances that the abuser will repeat this violent behavior are high.

Taking away the alleged abuser’s privileges doesn’t bring this poor dog justice and it certainly isn’t enough to stop him from hurting other innocent beings in the future. Please sign this petition demanding that Ruddick never be allowed to play football again be charged with animal abuse.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Moats and Chief Williams,

A dog was left with a broken jaw and broken teeth after allegedly being punched repeatedly by a Missouri State University football player. After the violent attack, Breck Ruddick was reportedly suspended indefinitely from the team, but the athletic director has said only that Ruddick won’t play again until the situation is resolved.

Additionally, he was still allowed to travel with his team for their game after the abuse allegations had come to light. This sounds like another case where an athlete escapes punishment despite abusing and severely harming an animal.

There should be no place for animal abusers on a college football team. As a law enforcement official and an athletic director, we call on you to do the right thing and make sure that Breck Ruddick be suspended indefinitely and charged with animal abuse.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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34 Comments

  1. Put him in jail, he’s GUILTY, KICK HIM OFF THE TEAM! He’s a THREAT TO SOCIETY!

  2. SOMEONE NEEDS TO PUNCH THAT COWARD IN THE FACE SO HARD THAT HE WILL NO LONGER HAVE ONE!

  3. This BASTARD most definitely should be charged to the MAX for animal CRUELTY, and needs to be hard-kicked right off the team permanently!!! I’m so sick to death of animal abuser’s, and what they think they can get away with…as in slipping through the cracks. This is one Monster who should be made an example of…as in sending out the strongest deterrent to all of the other potential animal abuser’s, in re: of ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY!!! He should also be BANNED for life prohibiting him from owning, or even being around another animal, or so much as a bird ever again. ENOUGH is ENOUGH…do something with these creepy perpetrators!!! Guys like him are the very reason why animal registries MUST be put in place.

  4. Jan Syverson Jan Syverson says:

    Punishment = crime. Kick him in the head and leave him for dead.

  5. Sydney Myers says:

    After the team is instructed to punch Ruddick’s face until he’s unrecognizable, he should then be permanently thrown off the team, and more importantly BE PUT IN PRISON !!! I am so sick and tired of hearing stories about athletes abusing others … humans and animals alike. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a wife being beaten by a basketball player or a dog being abused by a football player, this type of behavior can not and should not be tolerated in a civilized society. Athletes are not above the law, even though they are often treated as such. Ruddick is a COWARD and a CRIMINAL who should never be allowed back on the team and never allowed to be around animals. SICK PRICK !!!!!

    • Ditto! I’m telling you, people should just stop watching/supporting football in the US for one season. THAT would make all these rotters sit up and take notice. That sociopath would be DEAD MEAT if that had been my dog. But I’d NEVER leave any precious animal of mine in the hands of anyone I didn’t trust IMPLICITLY to begin with!

  6. Yvonne LeBris says:

    Athlete????? Subhuman to me, and I wouldn’t call him an animal because that would be an insult to them.

  7. He is a pig somebody needs to knock out his teeth and beat him to a pulp

  8. Margaret Melnick says:

    How is it possible that this animal abuser is allowed to perform in a game young children look up to? He must be kicked off the team and charged with animal abuse. Have him sit in jail for awhile then see how tough he is. I sometimes think at times like this maybe the Romans had the right idea only I would feed animal abusers to the lions or at least let the lions play with them for awhile.

  9. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Time to open up a HUGE can of whoop ass on this piece of sh!t❗️😠
    Signed & Shared 😡

  10. I PRAY SOO HARD FOR SOMEONE TO TEACH FILTHY SCUM INBREDS LIKE THIS A HORRENDOUS LESSON!!!! RAM A FIST DOWN HIS THROAT & DO WHAT EVER THEY WANT TO THEM!!!!! NO MERCY FOR EVIL HUMAN TRRRAAASSSHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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