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Hazing scandal at Carlton has serious new allegations

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Taariq Muhammad Vanegas, 19-year-old Carleton football player and rec league lacrosse coach from Seattle, Washington, faces felony third-degree sexual assault charges after reportedly having sex with a female student whose blood alcohol content was at least three times the legal limit. The student, who’s not named, says she remembers little of the encounter, which began with a cryptic email and ended with her wandering half clothed through a college dorm, according to a criminal complaint filed in Rice County Court.

Vanegas, a defensive lineman for the Knights football team, also played for the college’s lacrosse team. Lacrosse is a club sport at Carleton. While his name remains on the Knights lacrosse roster, he’s been scrubbed from the football roster. He’s listed on the Northfield Lacrosse Association website as a coach for the Boys 8 and under team.

His first appearance in court is set for Aug. 17.

According to the complaint, events transpired as follows:

By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based author of Hazing: Destroying Young Lives; Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. He has written articles or columns on hazing for the Sunday Times of India, Toronto Globe & Mail, Harper's Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. His new book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press.

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