Harvard puts men’s cross country team on athletic probation

FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2012 file photo, people are led on a tour group at the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2012 file photo, people are led on a tour group at the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

BOSTON (AP) — Harvard University has placed its men’s cross country team on athletic probation after school lawyers found that the 2014 team made “crude and sexualized” documents about the women’s cross country team.

The Boston Globe reports that Harvard Athletic Director Robert Scalise sent an email to team members Friday night.

It’s not clear from the message what it means to be on athletic probation.

Scalise had ordered an investigation last month after The Harvard Crimson student newspaper reported that the men’s cross country team produced yearly spreadsheets about members of the women’s’ team, sometimes rating their appearances and making lewd comments.

Harvard canceled its men’s soccer team’s season this fall after finding that soccer players created a similar document with sexually explicit comments about the women’s soccer team.