A federal judge heard arguments from both sides of the University of Virginia hazing case Monday as the five former UVA swimmers sought to have the case dismissed.
Former Virginia freshman Anthony Marcantonio filed a civil suit earlier this year against five of his former teammates: Kyle Dudzinski, Luke Papendick, Charles Rommel, David Ingraham and Jacob Pearce. Marcantonio alleged that the upperclassmen hazed and mistreated him in 2014. You can read the full report on the 10 count lawsuit here.
In September, the five defendants filed a response to the case, asking that it be dismissed from federal court on the grounds that Marcantonio hadn’t provided sufficient evidence to support his allegations.
On Monday, a federal judge heard the dismissal arguments from both sides, per NBC29.com. According to that report:
Anthony Marcantonio’s claims that hazing has left him with nightmares and therapy. They say the vile and shocking details prove their point but the defense says Marcantonio failed to provide enough facts to support his claims.
The Daily Progress of Charlottesville, VA analyzes the case a bit further here, noting that a major facet of the case revolves around whether Marcantonio consented to the alleged hazing by remaining in the house where the hazing allegedly took place instead of leaving.
None of the 6 former Cavaliers involved in the suit are still on the UVA roster. Marcantonio has since transferred to Northwestern, Dudzinski and Papendick transferred to Michigan, and Rommel, Ingraham and Pearce have wrapped up their NCAA eligibility.