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Report Finds BU Hockey Team Has A “Culture of Sexual Entitlement”

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BOSTON (CBS/AP) — A recent Boston University report found a culture of “sexual entitlement” exists among some of the school’s men’s ice hockey players.

The report claims players’ elevated social status as five-time national champions is partly to blame.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Bernice Corpuz reports

The university president commissioned a task force to review the team after two players were accused of sexual assault in a three-month span this winter. One player pleaded guilty to reduced charges while charges were dropped against another.

The committee also found oversight of the team and clear expectations for players’ behavior were lacking, as well as many team members enrolled despite test scores and grades below admission averages.

The task force recommended establishing an office to address sexual assault and requiring the hockey team to undergo annual sexual assault prevention training.

Mike Lynch, the Assistant Vice President and Director of Athletics, said the school was ready to move forward with the report’s recommendations.

“I appreciate all the time and effort put forth by the members of the task force to complete their thorough review of our men’s ice hockey program. We look forward to putting into action their recommendations, many of which we have already begun,” Lynch said in a statement released by the school. “This has been a challenging year, but we are ready to move forward as an even stronger athletic program.”

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