CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (WWBT) - A former University of Virginia football player is suing the college for promoting a "culture of bullying, abuse, harassment, and discrimination," according to NBC Sports.
Aidan Howard, a former wide receiver, claims in the lawsuit that some players forced their teammates to imitate and mimic sexual acts or wrestle while naked. He says coaches were aware of this but did nothing about it, even though it resulted in injuries.
Doni Dowling and David Eldridge, wide receivers for Virginia, and their coach Marques Hagans are named as defendants in the lawsuit. Virginia's head coach Bronco Mendenhall was not named in the lawsuit.
The university released a statement saying:
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