Details of the investigation into the culture of the Boston University men’s hockey team didn’t make the report that was made public on Wednesday.
The Boston Globe, however, obtained those not-intended-for-public-consumption items Thursday and published them Friday.
They include word of a bawdy Agganis Arena celebration of the team’s 2009 national championship and reports that Terriers players received free drinks at a campus-area bar, the newspaper reported.
The task force found that a “celebrity culture” exists among BU players and put forward 14 recommendations that included the elimination of coach Jack Parker’s dual position as executive athletic director.
But subcommittee reports were not included in the public release. Those details were reported Friday by the Globe.
Among those items reported by the newspaper from subcommittee reports:
• A post-national championship party at the Terriers’ Agganis Arena in 2009 included kegs of beer in the locker room showers and reports of guests shooting pucks on the ice naked and people having sex in the penalty box.
Boston University administrators and police weren’t aware of the party until the task force started investigating this year, the Globereported.
Parker originally said he had no knowledge of the party but later admitted he knew some players had been drinking in the locker room, according to the report.
• Documents obtained by the Globe also revealed that school officials contacted owners of T’s Pub, near Agganis Arena, about reports that it was offering players free drinks and not checking identifications.
A school official, however, told the newspaper that it had no jurisdiction over the establishment.
Offering free drinks to players could be a violation of the NCAA’s rules against providing student-athletes with extra benefits, defined as merchandise or services not available to the general public.
The school’s public report indicated that it found no evidence of major NCAA violations and no evidence that the issues were unique to Boston University.
• Some BU players had “the perception that they need not seek consent for sexual contact,” the Globe quoted the report as saying.
In one instance cited by the newspaper, a female student told the task force that a BU player shoved his hands down her pants at a party and didn’t remove them even while she was punching him. She said she didn’t report it to police because “that’s just what [BU hockey players] do,” according to the Globe.
The task force was assembled in March after two Terriers players were charged with sexual assault in a three-month span. Prosecutors dropped charges against Max Nicastro while Corey Trivino pleaded guilty to reduced charges of assault and battery.
• The subcommittee details also noted that some school administrators were frustrated that Parker didn’t let them know about the 2009 party, for which Parker admonished the team, the newspaper reported.
Parker, however, will not face any consequences other than being relieved of his executive athletic director title, school president Robert A. Brown told the Globe.