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April 27, 2006

High Lacrosse Hazing Scandal: Right on the heels of the Duke Lacrosse scandal comes this story from the Columbus Dispatch. I have played lacrosse the High School, College, and Club level and I don't ever recall parties involving rape or bus trips involving male on male sexual assault. It is like this current generation of players is doing their best to destroy a sport that pre-dates Europeans settling into North America.

posted by MassNole to other at 09:46 AM - 16 comments

"Itís horseplay. Itís guys being guys." That was my favorite part of the article.

posted by tron7 at 12:19 PM on April 27

This guy is a sick fucker - er, fingerer... Guys being guys - more like dirty old gay men being card carrying members of NAMBLA. Suspended with pay? Are you kidding me??? He admits it! Justifies it by saying the kid should have spoke up sooner if it bothered him! Unbelievable...

posted by MW12 at 12:35 PM on April 27

My high school's lacrosse team had a few pretty sick individuals (one guy had a habit of sneaking up on people in the locker room and resting his junk on their shoulders), but nobody ever stuck fingers in anyone else's ass. The fact that the coaches got involved with this is what really disturbs me. That's a bit over the line.

posted by Bernreuther at 12:58 PM on April 27

Exactly. I don't think hazing will ever being fully controlled. But there's hazing, and then there's sodomy, and then there's pedophilia...

posted by MW12 at 01:11 PM on April 27

And these are the kind of macho jocks that don't want gays in the locker room?

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 01:22 PM on April 27

...a school official asked the team if anyone "had fingers shoved up their rectum" Not exactly an action found in your everyday sports story.

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 01:38 PM on April 27

My Boy Scout troop had a kid who liked to do stuff like that. Just after high school graduation, he robbed the convenience store his girlfriend worked at, stabbed her twenty or thirty times until she was dead, and then waited on two customers before fleeing the scene. Maybe all "hazers" don't end up like that, but enough do that the adults involved should be jailed, and the kids involved should be closely monitored for as long as possible to keep them from becoming even creepier. I hope all the other kids in the school know who the fingerers are and whip 'em good.

posted by Hugh Janus at 01:45 PM on April 27

I played soccer and baseball all through highschool, never did we engage in anything like this. As for my good buddy who plays semi-pro hockey, he had plenty of nightmare stories, no penetration however and certainly no coaches "consent" or "participation" which is probably worse than just teammates.

posted by GoBirds at 02:35 PM on April 27

"a few angry young men (players) that either dislike the coaching staff or arenít getting any playing time and resent us." Angry at being abused? Disliking the coaching staff for allowing and participating in the abuse? Resent anal rape? This coach will be lucky if an angry, disliking, resentful dad doesn't shoot his twisted ass.

posted by irunfromclones at 02:38 PM on April 27

reminds me of the windsor spitfires hazing fiasco... a kid got a broomstick up his ass..

posted by ktown at 02:39 PM on April 27

...a school official asked the team if anyone "had fingers shoved up their rectum" Not exactly an action found in your everyday sports story. Well, no, but if you change a few words ... ...a reporter asked a team spokesman if everyone "had their heads shoved up their rectums" ... you'd have a typical Mets press conference.

posted by wfrazerjr at 03:30 PM on April 27

Hazing CAN be stopped if there were MANDATORY sentences in place. As for the adults saying it's just boys being boys, maybe they would like this treatment on their job. Until these athletes and coaches, on ALL levels are treated like any other citizen things probably will not change.

posted by joromu at 04:09 PM on April 27

IF it were just the players I would understand. But when you mix in adults with gloves and fingers and anul anything it just doesn't sound right. I dont care if it was a team wide hemroid screening.

posted by PGHTOS at 05:50 PM on April 27

Well, no, but if you change a few words ... ...a reporter asked a team spokesman if everyone "had their heads shoved up their rectums" ... you'd have a typical Mets press conference. (Spit-take.) Jay Horwitz must hear that in his sleep.

posted by BullpenPro at 10:52 PM on April 27

"It was so light-hearted," Simpson wrote in his e-mail, "that the kids broke into the coachesí (hotel) room that night and retaliated with a glove on. Everyone thought that was funny!" That was the part that made me do a spit take. I'm suprised that Bush did so well in Ohio considering they seem to have other preferences....

posted by LostInDaJungle at 10:52 AM on April 28

Horseplay is snapping a towel on your buddy as he goes into the shower. It is NOT penetrating his ass with your finger while he's screaming for you to stop. I got hazed by my brother and his friends when I played lacrosse in high school. But they were my friends too and it was horseplay (I once got duct taped to the ceiling of a bus) and definitely did not involve prostrate prostate massages. This coach should never be allowed to work with kids again.

posted by fenriq at 03:15 PM on April 28

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