Friday, September 23, 2005

McGill hazing makes headlines

A disturbing story of ritual hazing on the McGill University football team is what's making waves in the CIS this week.

"Hazing is inconsistent with the university's values and it will not be tolerated," the university said in a statement.

Two suspended players, reached by phone yesterday, said they had retained lawyers and had been advised by the university not to comment.

The football recruit, whose father is a former CFL player, said he began to hear ominous warnings from team veterans about "Dr. Broom" on the second day of training camp in August.

I trust my readers know where this story is headed. The unfortunate thing is that the only time the CIS is really being written about, it's for something like this.


At 2:22 p.m., September 23, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I handled that story last night. It was disturbing to say the least. 0:S

At 2:22 p.m., September 23, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was Maggie up there, btw..0:)

At 3:01 p.m., September 23, 2005, Blogger Phil said...

That is disgusting.

At 1:09 p.m., September 24, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a heck of a story for you to follow here, James. The whole culture and tradition of hazing, in all its nastiness, goes on just as much in Canada as it does in the States, yet Canadian media haven't really delved into the story. Why does this happen? Why do coaches and administrators turn a blind eye to it? Is it getting worse, or do we just notice it more?

At 1:36 p.m., September 24, 2005, Anonymous pemulis said...

Do you get the sense that this story has legs? McGill will have to hand out some serious discipline if it wants to appear anti-hazing.


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