Wrestlers suspended from B.C. university team over misconduct allegations
Published Saturday, February 28, 2015 7:44PM PST
Last Updated Sunday, March 1, 2015 1:39PM PST
Four B.C. university students have been suspended from a top-ranked wrestling team over suspected misconduct.
The University of Fraser Valley won’t say exactly why the teammates have been suspended from the Cascades wrestling team, which was ranked number one in the country last month.
“We can’t comment on any pending conduct investigations. We take all allegations under conduct very seriously,” the university said in a statement.
UFV said the suspension is linked to an incident involving immature or unlawful conduct that happened two weeks ago at the Canada West Championships at the University of Calgary.
The team’s head coach has so far refused to address what some of his team members may or may not have done.
“I’m not going to comment at this time. The university has asked us to wait until the investigation plays out,” said Arjun Bhullar.
Meanwhile, CTV News has learned of allegations of harassment circulating on social media.
One alleged victim’s family members who did not want to be identified said the situation has taken a deep emotional toll on the family.
Calgary police say they are not investigating the alleged incident, and police in Abbotsford said they have not heard from any complainants.
No charges have been filed and none of the allegations have been proven in court.
With a report from CTV Vancouver’s Jon Woodward