Cornell University released its report Sunday on incidents that led to the suspension of the men's lacrosse team from fall events. The report reveals what it calls a "presence of a culture within this group of treating new members as less than equals."
The report, found on the university's website dedicated to the reporting of hazing incidents, says freshmen on the team were expected to do menial tasks and chores. It also details an incident in which the freshmen were challenged by teammates in a "keg race," which resulted in multiple members vomiting.
On Friday, Inside Lacrosse reported that the allegations of hazing stem from a team event during orientation in August. At the event there was underage drinking, but no forced consumption of alcohol, the magazine said.
The lacrosse team has been suspended from all fall events, including next Sunday's Capital Lacrosse Classic; the Bethesda event is a fundraiser for the foundation in memory of former Cornell defenseman George Boiardi, who died after being struck in the chest by a ball in a 2004 game. Syracuse is replacing the Big Red in a scrimmage against the Iroquois Nationals and the Israel national team.
In February 2011, a Cornell sophomore fraternity member died after being forced to drink alcohol during a hazing ritual. A coroner's report in that case showed his blood-alcohol level to be 0.356 percent, more than quadruple New York's legal limit.
Rabil signs with Octagon marketing agency
A year and a half after signing a landmark five-year, $1.25 million deal with Warrior to add to his industry-leading portfolio of endorsements, Paul Rabil (Johns Hopkins) has taken another step in branching beyond lacrosse. The Major League Lacrosse and National Lacrosse League star signed with Octagon to be his marketing agency.