Cody Saltsman’s old time religion – is it good enough for you? It’s good enough for me…

December 27, 2012 |  by  |  Opinion


“I deeply regret my actions on the night of August 11, 2012. While I wasn’t at the home where the alleged assault took place, there is no doubt that I was wrong to post that picture from an earlier party and tweet those awful comments. Not a moment goes by that I don’t wish I would have never posted that picture or tweeted those comments. I want to sincerely apologize to the victim and her family for these actions. I also want to acknowledge the work of several bloggers, especially Ms. Goddard at, in their efforts to make sure the full truth about that terrible night eventually comes out. At no time did my family mean to stop anyone from expressing themselves online – we only wanted to correct what we believed were misstatements that appeared on Ms. Goddard’s blog. I am glad that we have resolved our differences with Ms. Goddard and that she and her contributors can continue their work.” – Cody Saltsman

This is the statement made on Prinnie’s blog – and you should check in there to read all the comments.

I would also like to add – Cody’s old time religion is good enough for me. I have no doubt he has learned a valuable lesson. Teenagers are teenagers and some of them make terrible mistakes… but at the end of the day they are someone’s kid… in this case – someone’s son. The girl he has apologized to is someone’s daughter and I believe he has realized that. Nothing can ever take back all that has been done – has transpired, but we can move forward and we can appreciate the Saltsman family, after mis-stepping, stepped up and did the right thing by Prinnie. I don’t know what is in store for Cody via Anonymous, NaziGods, the Courts, his community or other hacker groups, but I think he has done the right thing with this apology… and I don’t think for one second it was easy. I don’t think it was easy for his parents to decide to call back the lawsuit against Prinnie – but they did. I thought the lawsuit was wrong, very wrong and was the only dog I had in this fight. I will continue, as always, to post up the Newz as it happens and as I have time to observe it. Having said all this is so I can say – there will be no more calling out of any Saltsman by this blog. -Radio


  1. I say it is time to concentrate on the victim. There are a lot of others that were there that night who did not apologize for not doing anything to help her. At least Cody made an attempt. Only he knows whether he is sincere or not. Time will tell. It’s up to Cody to lead his life the right way and to do the right thing.

    Now people should concentrate on making sure that the 2 who raped her get a fair trial and are hopefully convicted for what they did to the young girl. It’s up to everyone who reads this blog and posts about this case to make sure that nothing stands in the way of this and to help the girl get through what will be the hardest thing in her life.

    • Your a liar cody , your sorry u gat caught. I dont understand how u cud do that to somebody that u knew let alone someone you dated for a year, you seen her unconcious and took the pic, why didnt u stop it then , you cuda defused the situation , but u didnt, then u tweet about it and put the footage on you tube, what do u think ur untouchable bcuz u play football , and now look at you. Your 16 not 6, not only have u scarred that poor girl for life, you scarred ur family ur school and your community, Let me ask was it really worth it,

      • We also have to look at the type of people he has in his life as role models. I won’t mention the one main one, but we all know who I am talking about. A child first teacher is their parents. A child learns by what he has seen in his home.

        The cycle of abuse is passed on from generation to generation. Most children who grow up in abusive households will more than likely do the same to their family. I’m not saying this is the case for Cody, but for some of the others.
        The football co
        ach also is also a role model. He is suppose to set an example and to teach these boys that they should be good citizens in their community. Most HS football teams will suspend or kick a football player off a team if they do something wrong or if they do not pass their classes. Not in this case. He let them play, knowing what had happen.

        Another football team and some of the students from the school got into trouble for painting Big Red Rapist on their bodies when they had played Big Red in the fall. The student fans were not allowed to attend any of the football games for the rest of the season because they showed their support for the victim.
        The school district had issued an apology immediately after this incident.

        Another school in the same area got into trouble for their behavior at a pep rally because a few fans dressed up in the other team’s jerseys and then stuffed them to look like they were pregnant. Apparently, there is a high number of teen pregnancies at the opposing school. These kids had to apologize to the other school and the apology was in the local paper. They also were not allowed to attend the game.
        This is how other school districts discipline their students for their bad behavior. They tell their athletes what is expected of them and how they should behave because they are constantly being watched by the public.

        What about Big Red? Have they issued any apology? No they just swept it under the rug hoping it would never be discovered.

        If anyone should be held accountable, it should be parents, the coach, and the school. They let these boys do whatever they wanted instead of teaching them to be responsible for their actions.

        • your a product of ur enviroment

          • That is true. It’s ashamed because a lot of these kids who did nothing while this was going on should have known to call the police. They not only ruined the life of the rape victim but also their own. They are always going to be known as the ones who could of helped this poor girl but decided to stand around and do nothing.

    • It might be nice if you were hoping for justice rather than hoping for a conviction. Unless you were there, you don’t know what happened, only what has been alleged, and if you were there, why the bleep didn’t you step in to stop it?

      Sex, even rough sex, even rough sex that is appalling to Miss Grundy, isn’t rape uness there is a lack of consent at the time. We know there was no consent later, but you can’t withhold consent retroactively, and that’s sometimes an issue. We also know that everybody lies about sex. And in the heat of passion, it’s sometimes hard to tell if your partner is saying “Don’t! Stop!” or is saying “Don’t stop!”

      I am writing as a victim of rape -- it happen to one of seven men, as well as one in four women. I’m also writing as someone who’s more than once stopped engaging in sex only to be asked “What’s wrong, why did you stop?” Apparently, the rape fantasy is fairly common, and it really ruins thing to have the fantasy interrupted. Sorry ma’am, you should have warned me that you were going to pretend that you had driven me beyond control because you were so desirable. You were so desirable, ma’am, but having been raped myself, it’s an experience I don’t want to inflict on anyone.

      And I imagine it’s a terrible thing to be wrongfully accused, as well.

  2. Michael Nodianos @Nodidamus
    Cody Saltsman (Apparently no longer targeted)
    Jake Howarth
    Jordan Banks
    Ryan Vodich
    John Linn
    Dashon Redman
    Anthony Craig,
    Evan Westlake
    Mark Cole
    Malik Richmond
    Trent Mays @TrentMays_12
    Reno Saccoccia

  3. Cam King’s tweets were pretty damning also encouraging others to like the Instagram photo of the victim. He should be on here also just to see what he knows since good friends with these boys.

    • I would leave Cam King out of this one. He wasn’t there . Has already talked to the police and they have his cell. I am NOT condoning what has happened or what is happening, but I do think he is safe or should be. Thanks

  4. Thanks WTF, glad to know he stepped up unlike tons of others in this case. Good to hear and thank you.

  5. I do not buy his apology. He is like a cornered little rat right now. The boys who posted pics and videos of the rape should be prosecuted as accessories for encouraging a rape. That would happen anywhere else, why not Steubenville? His only regret is that he got caught. The things he said about this girl shows what type of person he is. I am sure he hasn’t changed and why should he? He is protected by his school, team and community. I hope things change there. There was a sports team related rape near where I live a few years ago. No one protected those boys. They were ostracized in the community. Even their teammates turned against them. But then again, our entire lives do not revolve around a high school Football team nor do we let teenagers run our towns.

  6. I don’t think many towns would let boys who play on a football team get away with whatever they want. I think it mostly happens in the smaller towns. The city I live in is divided up into townships that have their own police depts. People support their local HS football team but they don’t let these boys get away with anything. There are at least 8 different HS in my area. Anyone who participates in sports have to follow whatever standards that the school has set for them. They have to get a certain gpa or they are not allowed to play ball that semester. If they do something that reflects badly on the school then they are thrown off the team.

    I am really surprised that the school system did not suspend these boys that were there that night and the ones who raped the girl.