Ever heard of Humbolt State University? Neither had we, until this report came out from Soccer America about them cancelling the entire 2012 season after an alleged hazing incident involving some heavy drinking came to light.
Division II Humboldt State suspended its men’s program for the 2012 as a result of a hazing ritual at an off-campus party where new players were ordered to perform humiliating acts and engage in heavy drinking.
“Following careful investigation including interviews with team members, the university has concluded that an incident of hazing did occur, and that it placed the lives of two students in real jeopardy,” Humboldt State president Rollin Richmond said in a letter to the campus. The announcement followed an investigation into the Aug. 4 incident of hazing and underage drinking at the party attended by more than 20 players from the Northern California school.
Seem extreme? Sometimes this is the only solution if you really want to get the point across that sports hazing will not be tolerated.