Princeton Suspends Men’s Swim Team Over ‘Misogynistic and Racist’ Comments

Princeton's athletic director called the team's behavior "simply unacceptable"

What to Know

  • The men's swimming and diving team at Princeton has had the rest of its season suspended over "vulgar" material found on its mailing list
  • In a statement, the university didn't give details, but said the comments were "misogynistic and racist" and about the women's swim team
  • It's unknown if the entire season will be canceled in the coming days

Princeton University has suspended the rest of the men's swimming and diving team's season after school administrators discovered that members had posted "vulgar and offensive" material on the team's electronic mailing list.

The suspension comes after an anonymous complaint alerted university officials to several materials, including the school-sponsored team mailing list and other electronic correspondence.

A statement released by the university Thursday did not disclose specifics but said the "misogynistic and racist" comments involved the women's swimming and diving team.

Princeton's athletic director called the team's behavior "simply unacceptable."

The university will decide whether to cancel the season completely in the coming days.

The suspension is the third for an Ivy League team since November. Harvard University and Columbia University suspended teams for similar behavior last month.

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