Former UVa football player alleges hazing in lawsuit

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - The University of Virginia is facing a legal challenge from a former football player who says he was injured while being bullied and hazed by teammates.

Media outlets report the accuser is Aidan Howard, who signed his National Letter of Intent in February and enrolled at UVa over the summer. He has since transferred to Robert Morris university.

According to the Title IX lawsuit, Howard was hazed because of his underclassman status and bullied over a learning disability.

The lawsuit also claims that Howard was forced to fight another underclassman player, breaking his eye socket and leaving him unable to play football.

UVa spokesman Anthony de Bruyn says university officials are investigating, and don't comment on ongoing litigation.


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