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7 students face hearings in Merchant Marine Academy probe


CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — Seven suspended men's soccer players at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy will face campus disciplinary hearings over allegations of sexual misconduct, coercion and hazing, according to a federal lawyer.

Assistant U.S. Attorney James H. Knapp said the students were sexually abusive toward a freshman player on the team bus last September, and they squirted water or urine and covered several people with food, Newsday reported ( ) Saturday.

The students' lawyers deny all the allegations. The students sued after being barred from graduating ami...

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