Kansas University cheerleaders say they were blindfolded, stripped naked and berated in a hazing ritual last year. Multiple sources told The Collegiate six first-year members of the squad were asked to meet near the University's stadium, where they were forced to run up and down a hill twice before being blindfolded, separated and taken to a vacant house. The hazing event, which was allegedly run by senior members of the team and three alumni, then saw the women put into boxes - and one put in a washing machine. They were bumped around before being taken into a room for 'questioning', where if the women got a question wrong, they would be forced to remove an item of clothing, it is claimed.
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KANSAS University's cheerleading team has been put on probation after two female members came forward with stories of being subjected to physically and emotionally abusive hazing, which allegedly included forced nudity. Following an internal investigation into the victims' accounts, the team was found to have violated university policy on harm to persons and hazing, and placed on probation beginning last September and running through September of this year, according to the Kansas State Collegian. The two team members, who requested anonymity for fear of further consequence, said the incident in question occurred during an "initiation" event for six first-year members last July while the team was on campus for a children's summer camp.
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When the Washington Redskins took their cheerleading squad to Costa Rica in for a calendar photo shoot, the first cause for concern among the cheerleaders came when Redskins officials collected their passports upon arrival at the resort, depriving them of their official identification. For the photo shoot, at the adults-only Occidental Grand Papagayo resort on Culebra Bay, some of the cheerleaders said they were required to be topless, though the photographs used for the calendar would not show nudity. Others wore nothing but body paint. A contingent of sponsors and FedExField suite holders — all men — were granted up-close access to the photo shoots. They had a special assignment for the night. Some of the male sponsors had picked them to be personal escorts at a nightclub. Several of them began to cry. Other girls were devastated because we knew exactly what she was doing. Their treatment has come under intense scrutiny in recent weeks since two former N. Interviews with dozens of current and former N.
By Hannah Withiam. The older team members then blindfolded them, placed them in cars one by one and brought them inside an empty house, the two members said. One said she was forced inside of a washing machine, while the other said she was put in a cardboard box and jostled around as they banged on the sides. Then led into another room, they said they were asked a number of questions, and for each question they answered incorrectly, they were required to remove an article of clothing. Eventually standing there naked, the six cheerleaders allegedly were taken into another room, while one of them said she remembered being separated from the group.