Wiedmer: Smith won't be the last adult out of a job from Ooltewah mess

Now that the Hamilton County Board of Education has decided to pursue a buyout of Superintendent Rick Smith's contract in the wake of the Ooltewah High School rape case, a question begs asking:

If the employee highest up the food chain can't survive this scandal, how can any of the adults below him in this sordid mess hope to remain employed?

Aren't OHS athletic director Jesse Nayadley, recently reassigned Owls basketball coach Andre "Tank" Montgomery and assistant Karl Williams little more than dead men walking regarding their employment future now that Smith has volunteered to walk away if paid a total settlement in the neighborhood of $450,000?

After all, this rape of a Owls freshman by three older teammates is no longer a colossal embarrassment on a local level only.