Report: Miami of Ohio Frat Member Beaten With Spiked Paddle in ‘Hazing Ritual’

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OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — A report says a student at a now-suspended fraternity at Miami University in Ohio told university officials he was beaten with a spiked paddle, kicked, and forced to drink large amounts of alcohol and smoke marijuana.

The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reported the specific allegations Monday, citing a university incident report. Miami earlier announced Delta Tau Delta fraternity was suspended pending investigation of what school President Gregory Crawford called allegations of “brutal and deplorable” hazing.

The report says the student complained of being blindfolded and abused during a March 16 “hazing ritual.” He says he was taken to a hospital after saying he felt like he was “going to die.”

The newspaper reports the head of the national Delta Tau Delta Fraternity has said the organization suspended the chapter following hazing reports.