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Former NU football player details hazing allegations after coach suspension

The Daily Northwestern
July 8, 2023

Content warning: This article contains mention of hazing, sexual assault and suicidal ideation.

A former Northwestern University football player told The Daily some of the hazing conduct investigated by the university involved coerced sexual acts. A second player confirmed these details.

The player also told The Daily that head coach Pat Fitzgerald may have known that hazing took place. 

“I’ve seen it with my own eyes, and it’s just absolutely egregious and vile and inhumane behavior,” the player, who asked to remain anonymous in this story, said. 

Read more of Nicole Markus, Alyce Brown, Cole Reynolds, and Divya Bhardwaj's reporting in the Daily Northwestern.

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