Har­vard team sus­pended for sex­ual com­ments

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - SPORTS -

Har­vard Univer­sity sus­pended its men’s soc­cer team for the re­main­der of the sea­son be­cause of sex­ual com­ments made about mem­bers of the women’s soc­cer team.

Har­vard Univer­sity sus­pended its men’s soc­cer team for the re­main­der of the sea­son be­cause of sex­ual com­ments made about mem­bers of the women’s soc­cer team.

Univer­sity Pres­i­dent Drew Faust said in a state­ment Thurs­day night that an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the 2012 team found that their “ap­palling” ac­tions were not iso­lated to one year or the ac­tions of a few, but ap­peared to be more wide­spread across the team and con­tin­ued through the cur­rent sea­son.

“The de­ci­sion to can­cel a sea­son is se­ri­ous and con­se­quen­tial, and re­flects Har­vard’s view that both the team’s be­hav­ior and the fail­ure to be forth­com­ing when ini­tially ques­tioned are com­pletely un­ac­cept­able, have no place at Har­vard, and run counter to the mu­tual re­spect that is a core value of our com­mu­nity,” Faust said.

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