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Report: U. of New Mexico players forced to strip, drink, have urine sprayed in hazing incident

Women’s soccer players at the University of New Mexico were reportedly subjected to hazing that included being told to strip naked, consume large amounts of alcohol and being sprayed with urine, according to a lawyer obtained by one player.

According to local new station KOB, one alleged victim ended up in the hospital. At least one of the allegedly hazed players has retained an Albuquerque-based lawyer, KOB reports.

The team’s would-be season opener against Texas Tech on Friday has been cancelled.

“We are continuing to interview student-athletes and investigate what happened on Sunday night,” UNM Vice President of Athletics Paul Krebs said Tuesday. “I’ve consulted with Texas Tech, and in light of our continuing investigation, we have decided to cancel the game.”

This isn’t the first time the Lobos women’s soccer team has attracted negative press. Elizabeth Lambert brought national attention to the program in 2009 for her hair-pulling and punching antics in a conference playoff game:

Lambert was only suspended two games.


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