University of Virginia Swim Team Hazing Lawsuit Dropped, Settlement Reached


A former University of Virginia swim team member has dropped the lawsuit against five upperclassmen, whom he have alleged of hazing him and other freshmen swimmers. This comes after a confidential settlement has been reached by both parties.

In a report by ABC News, the attorneys of both parties have issued statements on Tuesday. The lawsuit was filed by Anthony Marcantonio in June 2015 in the U.S. District Court. He said the five upperclassmen subjected him and other incoming team members to hazing during the start of the school year 2014 to 2015.

The full terms of the private settlement have not been released, but the five people accused have issued an apology. The former swim team members have been identified as Charles Rommel, David Ingraham, Jacob Pearce, Kyle Dudzinski, and Luke Papendick. The statement regarding the settlement also says that the defendants’ actions during the aforementioned school year’s Welcome Week was never intended to harm Marcantonio or anyone else.

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