Report: Frat pledges did exercises 3 times a day for 22 days

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Posted: Mar 11, 2015 8:08 AM

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Police say members of a Syracuse University fraternity had three pledges doing exercises indoors three times a day for weeks before one of the pledges nearly lost some of his fingers to frostbite after an outdoor hazing stunt.

The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports (http://bit.ly/1MreUoc ) that police documents obtained through a Freedom on Information Law request reveal that members of Nu Alpha Phi punished the pledges for violating fraternity rules by making them do exercises in the frat house attic three times a day for 22 days.

Around midnight on Feb. 28, the pledges were taken to a park where they did exercises in the snow without gloves while the temperature was around zero.

One of the pledges suffered frostbite to four fingers. His roommates reported the hazing.

The university has suspended the fraternity.

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Information from: The Post-Standard, http://www.syracuse.com