The University of Delaware rugby team is appealing the five-year suspension after two of their teammates were arrested during the “I’m Shmacked” inspired mob of thousands hit the streets of Newark early this month.
The 70 member team called the suspension by the UD Office of Student conduct “a death penalty.”
University of Delaware Police Chief Patrick Ogden says his officers were unaware of the social media website, “I’m Shmacked”, which led some 3-thousand students to show up in the streets of Newark earlier this month.
A total of 75 officers from law enforcement agencies including the university broke up a large party at round 11:30 p.m. on September 9th that included a DJ.
Many of the students had begun climbing on top of cars and blocking traffic.