SELINSGROVE — Eleven Susquehanna University athletes have been suspended from their teams indefinitely after posting online their version of “the Harlem Shake,” the latest viral video, in which they gyrated suggestively and simulated sex acts while in the school’s weight room.
“We met with the student-athletes involved and removed them from their intercollegiate athletics teams. At the same time, the students were given a plan of action outlining the pathway to reinstatement to their teams,” athletic director Pam Samuelson, assistant athletic director and football coach Steve Briggs, and track and field coach Marty Owens said in a joint statement Friday night.
“Susquehanna University promotes a culture of respect and personal responsibility. Participation in intercollegiate athletics is a great privilege. The student-athlete handbook calls upon student-athletes to be exemplary role models by demonstrating respect for others and acting in a first-class manner.”