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Boston Univ. panel report finds hockey team had ‘culture of sexual entitlement’

Sep 7, 2012, 10:04 AM EDT


Morning Mail for Friday … As you may know, two Boston University hockey players were charged with sexual assault earlier this year — with former BU player Corey Trivino pleading guilty in August to assaulting a woman at his dorm in 2011. What’s going on with BU hockey?

That’s what the university wanted to know, and so a task force was formed and an investigation launched — the findings of which have just been completed. Much of the information has been kept from public view, but the Boston Globe got some of the details, and they;re pretty incredible.

In the documents, which were obtained by the Boston Globe on Thursday, were tales of a late-night 2009 NCAA championship party at Agganis Arena where dozens of guests drank from kegs in the locker room showers and took to the ice naked to shoot pucks.

“It was insane,” one former student who attended told the BU task force. “People were having sex in the penalty box.”


The subcommittee documents make clear that at least some BU hockey players, surrounded by adoring fans, had “the perception that they need not seek consent for sexual contact.”

One player came close to admitting that. “You don’t ask [permission for sex] when you are drunk,” he told the task force, adding that he did not see how the actions of the two players charged last year constituted sexual assault.

The panel also found that hockey players were able to skip classes for no reason, and that players’ SAT scores were “far below the vast majority of their classmates.”

Coach Jack Parker, who said that he had been unaware of the 2009 party, has been stripped of his associate athletic director title, but is still the head coach.


Is that a Chihuahua in your pants, or are you just glad to see me? …

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source: AP

  1. nhbsfan - Sep 7, 2012 at 1:20 PM

    Just a heads up your photo for this story is actually Boston College players holding the Beanpot.