Via The Smoking Gun:
Fraternity Pledge Loses Testicle In Hazing Ritual
Ohio cops probe battering in basement of “Gobbler House”
NOVEMBER 7–Ohio cops are investigating a college fraternity hazing incident that left a 19-year-old pledge short one testicle, records show… After having limburger cheese stuffed in their mouths, the pledges were each given a “ball of stuffing” and ordered to “simulate having sexual intercourse with it.” Specifically, the trio was told to “fuck the sheep.”
The pledges were then hit with “towels and shirts that had the ends balled up in knots” or which had “items tied inside them to inflict pain.” Pledge Tyler Lawrence, 19, was struck in the testicles with “a towel fashioned as a weapon,” according to an affidavit sworn by Wilmington Police Department Detective Brian Kratzer.
Lawrence “went to the ground immediately in pain and was clutching himself in the groin.” Frat members eventually got Lawrence to his feet so they could conclude the hazing by stuffing vinegar-soaked bananas into the mouths of the three men (who were told the item was “poop or shit”).
After the initiation, Lawrence complained of significant pain in his testicles. He was transported to a local hospital where he underwent surgery to have a testicle removed as a result of “damage caused to him when he was struck by the towel.”
Jesus. I’m certain Cole would never put up with that kinda shit from his frat boys, who appear to be upstanding young men who are too intelligent to engage in such absurd and destructive antics.
There was a frat at my college that made pledges snort raw oysters up their noses — in a restaurant with innocent members of the public looking on (or jeering beery encouragement, as we did from my table). What stupid and/or humiliating rituals have you witnessed / participated in?