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Jon Hamm, hero to the frat bros

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by LongTimeListener, Apr 11, 2015.

  1. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Jon Hamm Accused In Violent Fraternity Hazing In 1991 Lawsuit

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — "Mad Men" star Jon Hamm took part in a violent college hazing in 1990 at the University of Texas that led to criminal charges and to the fraternity chapter permanently disbanding, according to court and school records obtained Thursday.

    The Emmy-nominated actor had not previously been publicly linked to a lawsuit filed by a Sigma Nu pledge who said he was severely beaten, dragged by a hammer and had his pants lit on fire. In the 1991 lawsuit, the pledge said Hamm participated "till the very end."

    . . .

    The pledge, Mark Allen Sanders, said Hamm went on to set his jeans on fire, shove his face in dirt and strike him with a paddle.

    "He rears back and hits me left-handed, and he hit me right over my right kidney, I mean square over it," Sanders said in the lawsuit. "Good solid hit and that, that stood me right up."

    Sanders said he needed medical care and withdrew from the school. Court records show the lawsuit was dismissed in 1993. Attempts to reach Sanders were unsuccessful Thursday, and his former attorney did not return a message.

    . . .

    University records show Hamm arrived on campus in the fall of 1989 and left after the same semester in which the hazing took place. In a 2008 interview with W Magazine, Hamm said he left school his sophomore year after his father died and he returned to his home state of Missouri.
  2. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    That's what the paddling's for.
  3. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Dick Whitman has some strange issues.
    LongTimeListener likes this.
  4. ifilus

    ifilus Active Member

    "dragged by a hammer" ?
  5. britwrit

    britwrit Well-Known Member

  6. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Use the nail remover end, hook it behind the pledge's balls and lead him around. He doesn't go, then his scrotum gets yanked by the claw.
    ifilus likes this.
  7. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    Or he was just led by this dude.

  8. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    Exceedingly well played.
  9. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    Have you done this before? :)
    spikechiquet likes this.
  10. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    What ultra-manly heterosexual ladies' man hasn't?
    Mr. Sunshine likes this.
  11. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Always wondered why they called it a ball peen hammer. :)
  12. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    Crowbar works better, right Inky?
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