Former UVa football player alleges hazing in lawsuit

The University of Virginia is facing a lawsuit from one of its former football players who says he was bullied and hazed by teammates.

Media outlets report the accuser is Aidan Howard, who signed his National Letter of Intent in February and enrolled at UVA over the summer. He has since transferred to Robert Morris university.

According to the Title IX lawsuit, Howard was hazed because of his underclassman status and further bullied because of a learning disability.

The lawsuit also claims that Howard was forced to fight another underclassman player. He says he sustained a broken eye socket in the fight and hasn’t been able to play football since.

UVa spokesman Anthony de Bruyn says the University doesn’t comment on ongoing litigation, but said school officials are actively investigating Howard’s reports.

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