"Four players pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of hazing for sodomizing a teammate with a bottle. The assailants were ordered to apologize and were sentenced to perform 80 hours of community service, serve one year of probation, and pay the victim's counseling fees up to $2,000."
This is one of the most disgusting things I have ever heard about hazing. What the hell are these boys thinking? I can almost be certain that this was not a "ritual" and if it was it is the worst thing I've ever heard. Eww.
Also, the special treatment. These boys got got community service, probation, and had to pay counseling fees? That's horrible. They sodomized a fellow teammate, they deserved some worse punishment.
If this happened in our school do you think these boys would have gotten off as easy as they did? And how much of a problem does hazing need to become before it is taken serious enough?