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    Rider University suspended its entire men's cross-country team from a meet because the school concluded the runners were planning a naked run that amounted to hazing.

    http://www.wahpetondailynews.com/new...4ecdfbc89.html

  • #2
    If it had just been a naked run without alcohol, it might have been let go.

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    • #3
      So they didn't do anything wrong apart from the alcohol, yet were punished for what they didn't do.

      Bob S.

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      • #4
        "LAWRENCE, N.J. (AP) — Rider University suspended its entire men's cross-country team from a meet because the school concluded the runners were planning a naked run that amounted to hazing. University police responded to a report of students at the school's track on the evening of Sept. 5 and found team members preparing to run laps naked, according to Rider. They also found alcohol."

        Whatever it was, it was wrong, they just never got to carry out the exercise. They still were caught with booze - almost always an athletic violation.
        Kinda like kids going to the supermarket and buying 20 dozen eggs on a Friday night, and having a half-gallon of vodka in the car to boot. They weren't going to the homeless shelter to make omelets for the residents.

        I might add - in many states - if a hazing exercise ISN'T stopped - after the administration becomes aware of it - the school's administration can face prosecution. Some years ago - up this way - a college president came very close to indictment - for NOT doing something about hazing on his campus.

        Last edited by usuallylurk; 10-18-2015, 11:17 PM.

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        • #5
          I live near rider and hear a lot about the goings on there. Must have been the alcohol. They are strict about on campus underage drinking, especially since a freshman died from getting drunk at a frat party a few years ago.
          A school that in the same academic year performed The Full Monty and had an approved fundraiser where several male athletes posed in very brief swimwear or underwear and allow students to pay to paint part of their body can't be that offended by male nudity.

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          • #6
            Hazing is a criminal offense in many areas, and if colleges don't stop it - just look the other way - they're responsible. Likewise underage drinking (the drinking age in the United States is 21).

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