Ex-player sues Penn St., alleges hazing
An ex-Penn State football player claims in a lawsuit that Nittany Lions players hazed him and other younger teammates by imitating sexual acts in the shower and invoking Jerry Sandusky’s name.
Isaiah Humphries, a cornerback from Texas, who spent the 2018 season with the Nittany Lions, filed the lawsuit Monday in federal court against the university, coach James Franklin and one former teammate.
The school’s own investigation found the ex-teammate had committed “prohibited behavior,” the complaint said.
University police turned over results of their investigation to the local district attorney, who declined to prosecute.
Baseball: The Twins and free-agent 3B Josh Donaldson agreed to a four-year deal worth $92 million, according to reports. Donaldson, 34, a three-time All-Star and the 2015 AL MVP, hit .259 with 37 HRs and 94 RBIs in 155 games last season for the Braves. ... The Phillies cut OF Odubel Herrera and claimed OF Nick Martini off waivers. Herrera, 28, an All-Star in 2016, was suspended last season under MLB’s domestic violence policy after his arrest at a casino in Atlantic City, N.J., on domestic assault charges. The charges against Herrera were dismissed, but he remained on the suspended list.
Golf: The PGA Tour and European Tour will introduce new policies to address pace of play. The European Tour policy starts this week, and the PGA Tour policy will begin after the Masters.
Tennis: Australian Open officials delayed the start of play by two hours on the second day of qualifying, hoping that smoke from regional wild fires will clear later Wednesday. Smoke and hazy conditions at Melbourne Park affected the opening day’s play with organizers criticized for allowing matches to proceed. Slovenia’s Dalila Jakupovic feared she would pass out before retiring when she collapsed to her knees with a coughing spell.
WNBA: The WNBA and its union announced a tentative eight-year labor deal that will allow top players to earn more than $500,000 while the average annual compensation will surpass six figures for the first time.