Hazing, man. It’s the bane of every chapter.
Last October, RogerSterlingJr reported on the issues that arose with Wilmington College’s Gamma Phi Gamma chapter–also known as the Gobbler House–following some hazing gone wrong. According to reports, the pledges were in the process of being initiated when shit hit the fan.
From WCPO Cincinnati:
On the night of the incident, three pledges were inducted into the fraternity in the 600 block of Fife Avenue while 20 members watched and participated, police said.
According to Clinton County court documents, the three pledges were blindfolded in the home’s basement and told to get on the floor and make swimming motions in three inches of water.
Next, officials said the three men stood naked and had Icy Hot lotion applied to their bodies while other members used knot-tied towels to hit them.
One pledge, identified as Tyler Lawrence, was hit in the groin so hard, officials said he had to have his testicle removed during emergency surgery at Clinton Memorial Hospital.
After the pledge was hospitalized and had his testicle removed, the university began an investigation that resulted in a five-year suspension for the brothers of Gamma Phi Gamma.
Last week, 14 members of the fraternity were arrested on hazing charges. Those arrested ranged in age from 20 to 36. (WTF?) While all were charged with one count of hazing, one member, Maximilian Huprich, was also charged with assault. All are due in court next week.
[via WCPO Cincinnati]