This group should just go their separate ways.
According to The Crimson — Harvard University has suspended the men’s soccer team for the remainder of the season after an investigation revealed that players had been creating detailed reports on women.
The consequence stem from allegations that players on the 2012 team created a ranking system for Harvard’s female soccer recruits — with explicit details on which position they’d prefer, and a number scale for rankings.
“As a direct result of what Harvard Athletics has learned, we have decided to cancel the remainder of the 2016 men’s soccer season,” Scalise wrote. “The team will forfeit its remaining games and will decline any opportunity to achieve an Ivy League championship or to participate in the NCAA Tournament this year.”
Last week, The Crimson reported that the 2012 men’s soccer team created a “scouting report” of that year’s women’s soccer recruits, rating them numerically and assigning each a hypothetical sexual position. University President Drew G. Faust instructed OGC, Harvard’s team of lawyers, to “review” the matter.
According to both Scalise and a statement from University President Drew G. Faust, members of the soccer team were not initially forthcoming about their involvement in the “reports.”
The team — which is currently ranked #1 in the Ivy League — essentially put a band-aid on the matter — cancelling the final 2 games of the season and banning them from the NCAA tourney.