“Law & Order: SVU” season 15, episode 16: “Gridiron Soldier” airs tonight on NBC.
On tonight’s episode, high school football star Cedric Jones goes missing in New York City, and his uncle seeks help from their hometown friend, Detective Rollins. Though already committed to attending Georgia Tech, Cedric nevertheless accepted a free weekend recruiting trip from Hudson University’s football team. When the cops find him in jail, they suspect the truth may have led to a cruel prank that spiraled out of control. Sgt. Benson’s investigation into the football team and its popular coach uncovers several victims of abuse, prejudice and hazing. Meanwhile, Rollins turns to an old friend to help deal with her escalating troubles.
Created by Emmy Award-winning producer Dick Wolf, “Law & Order: SVU” is a hard-hitting and emotional series from NBC’s Law & Crimes of the Special Victims Unit of the New York City Police Department, an elite squad of detectives who investigate sexually based crimes.
Dedicated Detective Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay), a seasoned veteran of the unit who has seen it all, heads up the department with empathy and professionalism, all the while dealing with her difficult past – as a product of rape and a witness to her mother’s grief, she can personally relate to each victim she tries to help.
“Law & Order: SVU” season 15, episode 16: “Gridiron Soldier,” airs tonight, March 5, at 9 p.m. on NBC. Spoiler video below: