Hazing News

Maxwell Gruver honored on the field of the University of Alabama game

Alabama long snapper Scott Meyer wore a wristband honoring Max (Max Gruver) who died in the Phi Delta Theta house at LSU.

Predictably, as in the case of Penn State’s Tim Piazza, a wall of silence has descended over the young men who were present when 19-year-old Gruber perished due to alcohol overdose.

Police in Baton Rouge  are looking at every kind of charge from serving an underage minor to hazing to stronger charges at this time: Moderator Hank Nuwer

PS A tip of the helmet to Scott Meyer. Class act all the way, sir, and to his coaches who permitted the armband. Here’s hoping the NCAA renews its fight on hazing that has lagged considerably since the retirement and death of NCAA chief Myles Brand in 2009.


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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