I understand what you are saying, I am not sure that the out of state athletes and parents know or understand what you are saying. As far as they know the incident, by the news could happened right next to the campus. I am also sure that most are not aware the used MPD nor that they terminated the u involvement/relationship with MPD. (knowing that could work both ways?)I feel the same way, although there are a couple of factors to consider in this case.
1. The incident in question took place pretty far from campus.
2. The U has terminated their involvement/relationship with the MPD. And I have a feeling the reason for that termination was to specifically ensure the well-being and safety of the student body and the university community as a whole.
For those reasons, I get the feeling it won't affect student athletes and their parents that much.
At least, that's what I'm hoping...