Greek flag football championship canceled

090714-N-1424C-321 CORONADO, Calif. (JULY 14, 2009) Seabees assigned to Amphibious Construction Battalion (ACB) 1 participate in the annual Captains Cup flag football competition between Alfa, Bravo, Charlie and Headquarters Companies. The flag football event is one of ten events for points towards winning the Battalion trophy and the Captain's Cup pennant for the company guide-on. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian P. Caracci/Released)

By Xavier Hollway/Asst. Sports Director



FIU’s fall intramural championship football game has been canceled due to the recent suspensions of fraternities Sigma Chi and Sigma Phi Epsilon.

The University has decided to suspend four major fraternities due to an accusation by Anthony DeSantis, Vice President of Student Affairs, at a football tailgating event on Homecoming, Oct. 13.

As he was passing through the tailgate, someone hurled a glass bottle that nearly struck him on the side of his head. The VP blamed all fraternities present as he was walking by a crowd of Greeks when the incident occurred.

“In a tailgate that saw zero arrests and zero people taken to the hospital, it is impossible for DeSantis to suspend four major organizations because of ‘health and safety issues'” said Sigma Phi Epsilon’s President and fellow PantherNow writer, Mark Saavedra.

The intramural championship game was set for Tuesday, Oct. 23 in Riccardo Silva Stadium for a showdown under the lights.

“I’ve waited four years to play in Riccardo Silva,” said Saavedra. “For us to put in so much work and for everything to be taken away by such a nonsensical act by the administration really angers me.

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