The University of Miami has launched two separate investigations into allegations that players on the football team attacked members of a campus fraternity earlier this month.
Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity members claim that a group of players attacked them without provocation on April 2 and 3. The 10-member black fraternity did not file a report with the Coral Gables police department.The university and Coach Dennis Erickson are conducting separate probes. Erickson, who is out of town, said through an athletic department spokesman that if disciplinary action is warranted, it would be administered privately.
Jerry Houston, assistant dean of students and adviser to UM's black Greek organizations, would not name the players involved.
Houston is expected to meet with players and fraternity members Monday.
The first incident, the fraternity members said, took place when they jogged past the football apartments in an initiation ritual for pledges. They claim players shouted obscenities, grabbed one of the pledges and threw eggs and rocks.
The second incident took place when at least 35 black and white players surrounded the fraternity members before a talent show in the student union, members said. Four of their members were punched in the face but did not require hospital treatment.