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Hazing suspected after USA student’s spleen ruptured

MOBILE (AP) — A University of South Alabama fraternity has been suspended during an investigation into a student’s ruptured spleen that’s possibly related to a hazing incident.

Tau Kappa Epsilon has been suspended by the university and its national organization, officials said Friday.

Kevin Mayeux, the chief executive officer of the national fraternity, declined to release the name of the injured student but said the student was a “recently initiated” member of USA’s chapter of the fraternity.

He is “undergoing treatment and surgery” for his injuries, Mayeux said.

The student also had bruising on his body as a result of the incident, Mayeux said, which occurred around the winter holiday break.

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