Remember the Susquehanna University football team's Harlem Shake video that resulted in 11 players getting kicked off the team? Susquehanna University has issued an "official statement" about the decision to boot the players from the team. It's absolutely amazing how bent out of shape people are over this video:
Earlier this week, a video involving 11 student-athletes simulating sex acts in the university’s weight room was produced and publicly posted. We met with the student-athletes involved and removed them from their intercollegiate athletics teams. At the same time, the students were given a plan of action outlining the pathway to reinstatement to their teams.
Susquehanna University promotes a culture of respect and personal responsibility. Participation in intercollegiate athletics is a great privilege. The student-athlete handbook calls upon student-athletes to be exemplary role models by demonstrating respect for others and acting in a first-class manner.
We are disappointed by this behavior and the way in which these student-athletes represented our teams and the university. We hope that they learn from this experience, and that they will earn their way back to representing Susquehanna as members of their teams.
Pam Samuelson, Director of Athletics
Steve Briggs, Assistant Director of Athletics and Head Football Coach
Marty Owens, Head Track & Field Coach