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Zach Dunlevy lacrosse death–Limestone athletes required to bring bottle to party. Details still scanty, and articles have included puffball questions by reporters.

Link is here. Reporters have been pretty lax in asking tough questions.

How about these questions?

What does it mean that athletes were REQUIRED to bring a bottle?

Why no arrests for underaged drinking? Why no investigation to see if the party was pre-described as an initiation for the deceased, Zach Dunlevy?

Who threw the party and for what purpose?

Did anyone order Dunlevy to take shots as a rookie?

Were new athletes (rookies) asked to drink more or to drink at all because they were rookies?

What did the coach and athletic director know about past initiations? What have they learned about this one?


This story is many days old, and hard questions have NOT been asked, in my opinion.

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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