GENESEO, N.Y. – A member of a New York college volleyball team suspended for alleged hazing says she and other freshman players were handcuffed, blindfolded and forced to drink shots of liquor.
Rochester-area media outlets report that the player's statement to police contains those details of the alleged hazing that led the State University at Geneseo (gen-uh-SEE'-oh) to suspend the team's season earlier this month pending the outcome of a police investigation.
Eleven current and former team members have been charged with hazing stemming from a Sept. 2 off-campus party after which an 18-year-old player passed out and had to be treated at a hospital. Police say she was one of eight freshmen players forced to drink alcohol.
Livingston County prosecutors say the hospitalized teen had a blood alcohol content three times the legal limit to drive.