June 25, 2012 |
NORFOLK, Va. - A Navy hazing case that led to the firing of the top enlisted officer aboard a nuclear submarine was sparked by gay jokes about a sailor who said another man tried to rape him while in a foreign port, according to an investigative report obtained by the Associated Press. The report sheds light on a hazing case that led to the reassignment of Master Chief Machinist's Mate Charles Berry, who had been serving as "chief of the boat" on the Kings Bay, Ga.-based USS Florida.
December 1, 2011 |
DECATUR, GA. - The funeral for a Florida A&M University drum major turned into a call for action yesterday as speakers urged an end to the hazing linked to the death of Robert Champion. Hundreds of friends and family crowded the pews at a church near Atlanta, and Champion's drum-major uniform was on display next to his open casket. Members of the marching band from Southwest DeKalb High School, where Champion attended, performed in full regalia at the beginning and end of the service.
May 2, 2013 |
A high school baseball coach in Burlington County has stepped down following an investigation into the March 16 hazing of one of his players. The Florence Township Board of Education voted, 7-0, this week to accept Joseph Frappolli Jr.'s request to take an unpaid leave of absence for the rest of the season after published reports said a varsity player had been restrained and bitten by teammates during a hazing ritual. Superintendent Donna Ambrosius said last month that students were disciplined in the incident, but would provide no other details.
May 24, 2012 |
ORLANDO, Fla. - A Florida A&M drum major who died after being hazed on a bus was known for his opposition to hazing but agreed to go through a brutal initiation ritual because it was seen as an honor, according to interviews with bandmates released Wednesday. Robert Champion, 26, had asked all season to go through the hazing ritual known as "crossing over," defendant Jonathan Boyce said. Multiple witnesses say the ordeal involved the participant going from the front to the back of the bus while others beat the person.
October 30, 2014 |
Hours before a Central Bucks school board meeting where parents will undoubtedly demand to know more about alleged hazing at a family football picnic, the Central Bucks West head football coach said Tuesday he hopes it was a "one-time, isolated incident" and that the players are "inherently good young men. " In a statement released by his attorney, coach Brian Hensel said the Aug. 16 hazing - which has been described as players groping the private...
January 18, 2000 |
The Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference supports Vermont's decision to cancel the rest of its hockey season because of hazing. Phillip Buttafuoco, the commissioner of the league, said the problems caused by schedule adjustments were secondary to the importance of the decision. Buttafuoco, speaking during a conference call, described what happened at Vermont as a "very difficult situation that, unfortunately, exists on many college campuses. " Most of the schedule changes involve Dartmouth, Vermont's travel partner.
November 3, 1987 |
Although Jeffery Furek knew that the initiation rites of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity house at the University of Delaware were called "hell night," he didn't think this would be literally true. But according to testimony last week before a Superior Court jury here, Furek, then 19 and a sophomore, was led blindfolded, along with two other pledges, through a hazing ritual that ended with their being drenched in pancake batter, syrup, ketchup, eggs and the contents of a large white bottle.
April 19, 2012 |
Franklin & Marshall College fired its women's lacrosse coach and suspended upperclassmen players following a complaint over a hazing incident last year, school officials said. Vice president of communications Cass Cliatt said Wednesday the school fired head coach Lauren Paul on Tuesday and suspended the players after confirming details of the hazing. "Coaches at F&M are educators," Cliatt said. "F&M expects all coaches to be responsible for maintaining a supportive environment and an atmosphere of trust consistent with the educational goals of the institution, and to serve as guardians over the health and well-being of their players.
May 26, 2007 |
Twelve current or former members of the Penn State wrestling team have been disciplined by the university following a school investigation into alleged hazing and underage drinking. The 12 wrestlers violated the university's code of conduct or team rules or both, Penn State said yesterday in a statement. A university official said it was not school policy to release names in cases with no criminal charges. The judicial affairs office began investigating after pictures were e-mailed in March to coach Troy Sunderland and posted on the Internet.
August 28, 1998 |
A first-year player who was in training camp with the New Orleans Saints has spoken out about injuries he suffered during a hazing incident. "My worst street fight when I was a little kid wasn't this bad," Jeff Danish, who has since been released by the Saints, said from his home in New York City. "I thought the least the Saints could do was wait to release me after my wounds healed. I feel someone should be responsible. " Danish ran through a gantlet of approximately 20 fist-swinging teammates at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse during the early-morning hours of Aug. 20. He said he was struck with a bag of coins, punched, kicked and elbowed.