Assuming SUNY has done all the proper investigation into this incident (the police have filed charged after all) we say “good for them.”
In the past, many colleges have investigated these types of incident and found any excuse possible–including ignoring their own hazing police–to avoid having to admit they have a problem like this at their schools. They go to great lengths to explain how something like this incident at SUNY Geneseo, where freshman were allegedly blindfolded, handcuffed and forced to drink large amounts of alcohol, was NOT hazing and merely horseplay, a non-team activity, or our favorite “inappropriate behavior.” Anything but hazing.
Will this action put an end to all hazing at SUNY Geneseo? We would hope so, but after doing this site for more than twelve years we can honestly say that we don’t think it will end it completely. But students at that school who continue these barbaric practices have now been put on notice that their social or athletic program could also face the death penalty if they’re caught. A clear message has been sent.
Ladies: This is why guys will break up you using a text. They want to avoid these kinds of situations.
Here’s the basics, according to police: the boyfriend of Elizabeth Hadley Appenzeller, the cheerleading coach at Coastal Carolina University, went to her house over the weekend to pick up some of his belongings after the couple broke up. At some point Appenzeller jumped in the bed of his pick-up truck and refused to get out, meaning he could not safely drive away, so he called police.
You’d think when the cops got there she’d get the message, right? Wrong! According to the cops, Appenzeller refused to get out of the truck and became “loud and boisterous and used profanity while standing in the road way.” It was at that point that officers asked the coach to quiet down and not use profanity because they were standing not far from a park were a local baseball or softball team was practicing. Nope. So they had to arrest her and when they did, Appenzeller allegedly continued to scream, begged police not to arrest her and, to top things off, kicked officers until they had to handcuff her.
On Sunday she was charged with resisting arrest and public disorderly/public intoxication, and Monday cops added assault on a police officer and first-offense criminal domestic violence charges.