UC Davis: Entire varsity baseball team suspended, coaching staff on leave

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UPDATE: UC Davis Chancellor Gary May says the suspension is over “credible allegations of misconduct primarily related to hazing.” Click or tap here for more.

DAVIS, Calif. (KTXL) — The entire University of California, Davis varsity baseball team has been suspended and its coaching staff was placed on administrative leave, the university announced Wednesday.

The school said it was investigating “allegations of misconduct” but did not elaborate.

“The review is expected to last for the first couple months of the fall quarter. At this time, it is too early to know definitively when team activities, including practice, may start. There will be updates as more information is available,” read a news release from the school.

The release also provided a link to counseling services on campus.

FOX40 reached out to UC Davis on Wednesday for more information about the team’s suspension.

The UC Davis Office of Compliance and Policy has a process for responding to allegations that protects the privacy of all parties during an investigation.

While it is premature to share information about the allegations right now, we will share additional information, to the extent possible, if the allegations are substantiated.

Melissa Lutz Blouin, Director of News and Media Relations for the Office of Strategic Communications at UC Davis

UC Davis put an end to its student-run marching band in 2019 following reports of bullying, hazing, sexual assaults, and drug and alcohol use among members.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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