ITHACA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Cornell University officials say the hazing that resulted in the cancellation of the men’s lacrosse team’s fall season included underclassmen being made to chug beer to the point where some of them vomited.
The college announced last week that the team’s fall games were canceled after an investigation determined upperclassmen had hazed freshmen players.
According to a report posted on Cornell’s hazing website, freshmen were expected to perform menial tasks and other duties for upperclassmen. The report says the team held a party featuring a “key race,” during which freshmen were challenged to drink large amounts of beer in a competition against other team members.
College officials say the freshmen were made to stand in a circle and drink beer to the point where “multiple members vomited.”
Cornell went 14-4 last spring and lost to eventual national champion Duke in the NCAA semifinals. The team finished No. 3 in the nation, according to Inside Lacrosse.
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