JSU hazing lawsuit goes to mediation

A lawsuit over alleged hazing at a Jacksonville State University fraternity will be handled outside of court. Jason Horton, and the defendants, Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, its JSU chapter and fraternity officials, have agreed to mediation. The agreement gives all parties involved 30 days to agree on a mediator and 30 days after that to set up the mediation.

In the Lawsuit, Horton claims that fraternity pledges in 2011 were forced to drink mustard and vodka, struck with eggs and flying objects, and beaten repeatedly with fists and paddles. Horton was hospitalized for 24 days while recovering from his injuries. Jacksonville State closed the university's chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha.