Clemson to create anti-hazing program in lawsuit settlement

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) – Clemson University has agreed to create more anti-hazing programs as part of a lawsuit settlement involving a former soccer player.

The Greenville News reported the school will spend $40,000 on the programs after a female soccer player said she was seriously injured in a hazing incident.

Clemson attorney Chip Hood said neither the university nor its current or former employees named in the lawsuit paid any money to settle the claims made by Haley Ellen Hunt.

Hood said the athletic department has agreed to fund a program “promoting healthy relationships among Clemson teams and their members through education and other activities to prevent hazing.

Hunt has settled with all but one defendant, a former team member.

Hunt says she suffered serious head injuries during a hazing incident in 2011.

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