Princeton University men’s swim team suspended for offensive messages

The Princeton University men's swimming and diving team has suspended their season after it was revealed that members of the team posted vulgar and offensive material via a restricted online messaging mailing list.



The messages were apparently misogynistic and racist in nature, according to a news release posted on the Princeton University website.



"We make clear to all of our student-athletes that they represent Princeton University at all times, on and off the playing surface and in and out of season, and we expect appropriate, respectful conduct from them at all times," says athletic director Mollie Marcoux Samaan.



The university says the decision to suspend the team came after the university was alerted to the messages.



"In the coming days we will make a determination about the status of the team's remaining schedule and we also will work collaboratively to determine additional actions aimed at education and positive culture building for the team," Samaan says.



The team had two remaining meets on the schedule.


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