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Excerpt:After the [Thursday] morning hearing, Badgley’s lawyer, Mariana Rossman, rushed her client away from the courthouse, telling reporters along the way that Badgley would be exonerated.

Olsen’s lawyer, Michael Murphy, said his client wasn’t present when DeVercelly was drinking.

Murphy said the criminal charge has been difficult for Olsen, a finance major who plans to start his senior year at Rider this fall.

“We’ll get through it,” Murphy said. “We’ll just have to see what the prosecutor has.”

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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