As the Braham family prepares to bury their son, an investigation is now being launched in two states into whether allegations of college fraternity hazing is connected to the suicide of 18-year-old Marquise Braham.
A fraternity at Penn State Altoona has been suspended after a freshman from Queens committed suicide.
Two state lawmakers are looking to strengthen New York’s anti-hazing laws after a Baruch College fraternity member died in December.
The Pi Delta Psi fraternity has disowned its Baruch College chapter, following the death of a student who died after taking part of a hazing ritual.
Chun “Michael” Deng, a 19-year-old freshman and pledge at Pi Delta Psi, died Monday while at a weekend retreat with the fraternity in Pennsylvania.
Richie Incognito, a guard, was suspended by the team Nov. 3 for misconduct related to the treatment of teammate Jonathan Martin, who abruptly left the Dolphins late last month to receive help for emotional issues.
The internal police report states that two players, who have not been identified, forcibly held down a third player and rubbed against him in a sexual manner. All were fully clothed.
Some say Martin, a Stanford graduate who went about his business quietly, handled the situation well. But pro football is a macho world, and some players believe Martin should have responded more firmly.
The reason that the Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin incident will not go away any time soon is that everyone can relate to it.
It’s not that the Giants really need a reminder about harassment in the workplace, but Tom Coughlin said he’s not taking any chances.
Antrel Rolle clarified that he’s against bullying, and that Martin is not as much to blame as Incognito. He did maintain, however, that Martin “does take some accountability.”
We should be disgusted by anyone who condones Incognito, excuses Incognito or ignores Incognito. We should be disgusted by anyone who blames Martin, teases Martin or trivializes Martin.
“Last year, with what I went through, I’m still sticking to my story,” Amukamara said. “That wasn’t bullying at all. That was just fun in the locker room.”
The NFL Players Association said Tuesday that it will insist on a fair investigation for all involved in the Miami Dolphins harassment case.
The Miami Dolphins suspended guard Richie Incognito late Sunday for misconduct related to the treatment of teammate Jonathan Martin, who abruptly left the team a week ago to receive help for emotional issues.