RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) -- Eastern Kentucky University has denied an appeal from its men's rugby team over a two-year suspension for alleged hazing.
The school suspended the club after an investigation found a freshman was injured when he agreed to be paddled with a board that was more than three feet long. The university hazing board, which investigated the incident, said they found that the initiation rite has been practiced for at least two years. Investigators found that a sharp object in the board punctured the freshman's skin, causing bleeding.
The club filed an appeal of the suspension, saying the findings were based on misinformation.
The Richmond Register and the Lexington Herald-Leader report EKU denied the request, saying the team did not provide any further "pertinent information" in the case.