University of New Mexico probes claims of women's soccer team hazing

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

The University of New Mexico has launched an investigation into reports of a hazing incident in which female soccer players were made to strip and drink alcohol to excess, and were sprayed with urine, a school spokesman said on Tuesday.

Albuquerque TV station KOB cited a parent of one of the unnamed players as alleging that the abuse occurred on Sunday night. KOB added that the family of one of the victims has retained a lawyer.

"It's serious and we want to make sure we don't say anything without the facts," said Frank Mercogliano, spokesman for the university's athletics department.

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