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Officials probing Salve Regina football hazing allegations

NEWPORT, R. I. – Officials have launched an investigation into the allegations of hazing of soccer at Salve Regina University in Rhode Island.

Salve Regina spokeswoman Kristine Hendrickson said Friday, university officials received an e-mail from a parent detailing inappropriate behavior by upperclassmen on the team. Hendrickson tells The Boston Globe a number of the inappropriate behavior alleged was “sexual in nature.”

Hendrickson, says an assistant coach was accused of inappropriate behavior.

Football coach Kevin Gilmartin tells the World that he was “shocked and stunned.” He says that he was not aware of any inappropriate behavior of players or coaches.

The Providence Journal says a student conduct review committee will examine, in consultation with the athletic director and the safety and security of the director.

Salve Regina is a Catholic university in Newport. It has about 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students.

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