School Sued For Wrestling Team Herpes Outbreak

Seventy percent of wrestlers on York College’s wrestling team contracted herpes. Rather than being able to tout themselves as a party school, the school is being sued by three of the wrestlers for failing to take the proper precautions to stop the outbreak.


This is the lede in the PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS: “Inside the humid confines of college wrestling practice, grapplers spend hours banging heads, grinding faces into the mat and contorting into uncomfortable positions. They spill a little blood and leave puddles of sweat.” Yup, this reads like a herpes story to me.

But this is no laughing matter (Alright, maybe a little). Rather than follow the NCAA guidelines of sitting infected wrestlers until they can be treated, York allegedly threw three of them back on the mat to infect the rest of their team. Those three have quite the lawsuit on their hands.

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