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Former player sues Penn State, Coach Franklin over hazing allegations


STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (WTAJ) – A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday cites a former Penn State football player, Isaiah Humphries is accusing the university’s football staff of retaliating against him after he reported hazing by several teammates.


The lawsuit was filed by Isaiah Humphries in the U.S. Middle District Court of Pennsylvania.


Humphries is seeking unspecified financial damages and has sued the university, football coach James Franklin and former teammate Damion Barber.


“Barber, linebacker Micah Parsons, defensive lineman Yetur Gross-Matos and linebacker Jesse Luketa orchestrated a campaign to harass and haze lower classmen as a form of initiation into the program.” Humphries attorney Steven Marino wrote.


Humphries’ alleged abusers wrestled him to the ground, dry-humped him, placed their genitals on his face and made threats they would “Sandusky” them (the lower classmen).


Due to the alleged retaliation, Humphries left Penn State and transferred to the University of California.






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