Punishment handed down for Southeast football team hazing

Thursday, May 17, 2012 | 9:58 a.m. CDT

CAPE GIRARDEAU — Members of the Southeast Missouri State University football team will perform community service as punishment for an April hazing incident.

The Southeast Missourian reports that the Office of Student Conduct on Wednesday also placed the eight players involved on probation. While those players will perform more community service, coach Tony Samuel assigned 10 hours of service to all players.

Several players had their arms, legs and mouths duct-taped by teammates following a practice on April 13. No one was hurt.

The Cape Girardeau County prosecuting attorney's office declined to press charges.

The university took on a strict anti-hazing policy in 1994 after a fatal hazing at a fraternity. Student Michael Davis died from a severe beating while he was pledging the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity.



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