Harvard University Cancels Men’s Soccer Season Amid Sexual ‘Scouting Report’ Scandal

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Scandal just hit the Harvard men’s soccer program.

Harvard athletic director Robert L. Scalise announced Thursday the duration of the men’s soccer season is canceled after it was discovered the team continued to make sexually explicit “scouting reports” about women’s soccer recruits.

The Harvard school newspaper reported last week that the 2012 men’s soccer team started the practice “rating (women’s soccer recruits) numerically and assigning sexual positions.”

Apparently, that practice had continued.

“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 in an email to student-athletes. “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.”

According to the report, the lewd documents actually remained on the team’s public Google Group site until last week.

The Harvard men’s soccer team was in the hunt for NCAA tournament bid and, according to the school newspaper, the Crimson could have clinched a tournament bid with a win over Columbia on Saturday.

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