WLU imposes 4-game suspension on varsity baseball team for hazing

September 20, 2012

Yesterday Wilfrid Laurier University announced the immediate suspension of the varsity baseball team for a minimum 4 games -- with the possibility of suspending the team for the rest of the season -- for hazing activity that violated WLU's student athlete code of conduct. The team has been given the chance to contemplate the serious detriments associated with hazing and to provide a meaningful reason for why it should be permitted to finish the season. Should the team take this offer, it will be invited to make a presentation to WLU's athletic director and interuniversity athletics co-cordinator Sunday evening. Based on this presentation, WLU will decide whether or not to suspend the baseball team for the rest of the season. WLU News Release

Postscript: Sep 26, 2012

Wilfrid Laurier University's varsity baseball team will be allowed to complete its season following a presentation by the players in which they apologized for a hazing party, volunteered to raise awareness and engage in peer-to-peer education about related issues, and committed themselves to upholding WLU's student athlete code of conduct. The team was suspended, and forfeited 4 games this past weekend, following an investigation by WLU's athletics and recreation into hazing activity during a team party the weekend before. WLU News Release