TOWSON, Md. - Towson cheerleaders have filed an official appeal against a decision to suspend the team for alleged hazing , a University spokesman has confirmed.
Cheer team captains filed the appeal Tuesday to overturn or lessen the penalty handed down by the vice president of student affairs after a six-week investigation into alleged hazing.
University spokesman Ray Feldmann said he was unsure whether the panel, composed of students, faculty and staff, would render a decision on Friday or next week.
The Student Appeals Committee that will consider the cheerleaders' case is composed of four faculty members elected by the University Senate, two Towson University staff members appointed by the president and two students appointed by the Student Government Association, Feldmann said.
The team received an automatic bid to this year's National Cheerleaders Association Championship after winning first place last year. It is unclear how the suspension will affect the team's bid.
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