West Point Rugby Team Benched Over Emails Derogatory to Women

West Point Rugby Team Benched Over Emails Derogatory to Women

June 04, 2013

The U.S. Military Academy men's rugby team at West Point, consisting of 60 cadets, is temporarily disbanded after cadets forwarded emails that were derogatory to women.  "It was locker room trash," said Lt. Col. Webster Wright”immature, unprofessional, disrespectful and unacceptable.

The cadets were required to complete a supervised rehabilitation program. About 15 seniors faced the most severe punishment as leaders, but were allowed to graduate with their class. They were busted in rank to cadet private, restricted to post, and were either marching or going through respect training until graduation.  Under West Point's strict conduct codes, cadets may be disciplined for receiving an improper email and failing to take action.

In May, an Army sergeant at West Point was charged with secretly photographing and videotaping at least a dozen women at the academy. The charge came amid widely publicized arrests and sexual misconduct across the military.


West Point Rugby Team Benched Over Improper Emails

Associated Press, June 3, 2013

Sexual Harassment/Assault

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