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Riley says Tracy's talk left "indelible imprint" with him and team
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Riley says Tracy's talk left "indelible imprint" with him and team

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Signing Day, 02/03/2016

LINCOLN, NEB - 02/03/2016 - Nebraska head football coach Mike Riley discusses the class of recruits who officially signed to the program today during a news conference on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, at Memorial Stadium. KRISTIN STREFF/Lincoln Journal Star

Brenda Tracy has finished up meeting with Mike Riley and talking to the Husker team.

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The alleged sexual assault victim who was invited to speak by Riley delivered a powerful message, according to a statement from the coach.

"As part of our ongoing educational efforts, I invited Brenda Tracy to Lincoln, to share her experiences with the young men in our program. Brenda has suffered immeasurable pain and has shown the strength and willingness to share her story. Her story today was powerful and I know that it left an indelible imprint on our student-athletes, staff, and myself.

"Sexual assault and harassment are serious issues on campuses across America. We try to recruit young men of character with core values, and once they are here, we educate them on making good decisions and treating all people with the utmost of respect.

"Prior to speaking with the team, Brenda and I had a chance to meet at length. I expressed my sincere gratitude for her willingness to come and I offered my support in her efforts to impact others around the country. Out of respect to Brenda, I will not share details of our conversation but I hope to have the opportunity to continue our dialogue.

"This has been an important day for me and for our football program and we must keep the focus on the victims, and on preventing inexcusable acts in the future."

We will have much more coming on today's talk, including thoughts from Tracy.

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