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Massachusetts coach claims he was scapegoat in hazing case

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Boton Globe excerpt:

“A wrestling coach who was fired from Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School after hazing allegations surfaced last month is threatening to sue for back pay and contends that serious hazing on other sports teams has been ignored, according to his lawyer.

Paul F. Wynn, a lawyer representing former wrestling coach Jeff Francis, sent a letter to the Globe on Feb. 27 to “refute the false allegations’’ that Francis was involved in an alleged hazing episode that took place at a wrestling practice.”

 

By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based author of 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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