Ohio College Bans Fraternity After Hazing Costs Pledge a Testicle

Tyler Lawrence was struck with "a towel fashioned as a weapon"

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In a rather ballsy move, Wilmington College in Ohio will no longer recognize the Gamma Phi Gamma fraternity after hazing rituals led to a pledge losing a testicle, the Smoking Gun reports.

Members of the fraternity, which bills itself as the oldest local fraternity in the nation, struck 19-year-old Tyler Lawrence in the testicles with “a towel fashioned as a weapon” in late November, according to a search warrant affidavit. His injuries were so severe that he eventually required surgery to remove one of his testicles.

A judicial board at the Quaker college has now ruled that the fraternity’s rights “are permanently extinguished and henceforth the college will no longer recognize” the group. The fraternity can make one final appeal to the college president, but hasn’t yet indicated whether it plans to do so.

Other hazing rituals that Lawrence and his fellow pledges endured included members rubbing Icy Hot ointment all over their naked bodies, stuffing vinegar-soaked bananas into their mouths, and forcing them to simulate intercourse with balls of stuffing.

[The Smoking Gun]

11 comments
lamorpa
lamorpa

I would have joined a fraternity, but they didn't have any in my Jr High School.  Certainly any reasonably intelligent person outgrows that nonsense soon after that.

RichardBryant
RichardBryant

Frats are the scum of the earth.  I don't want to say the pledges deserved it but anybody willing to do the stupid things they are told to do is pathetic to want to be accepted by these animals.  I will never understand why mostly wealthy parents want their child  to learn to be abused in order to be accepted is a good philosophy for life and add to that their lack of respect for females

especially the pathetic sorority girls that walk around like brainless sheep in order to get their MRS degree.  The whole tradition should abolished.

robotolivaw5
robotolivaw5

the could have started off with "Ohio college blackballs fraternity...." or  "Ohio colege emasculates fraternity..."

Openminded1
Openminded1

It adds new meaning to the old line no balls.

willburwill
willburwill

Consider the source..The Smoking Gun reported on it..And the writer is a woman..enough said..

ScoobyDubious
ScoobyDubious

How incredibly juvenile and amateurish was it to write that first line?

You're a hack.

pjhoody
pjhoody

How much fun was it to write that opening line? Be honest.