Former UTA student who says he was hospitalized due to hazing sues fraternity for $1M

A former student at the University of Texas — Arlington says a fraternity hazed him to the point that he was hospitalized for several days and had to withdraw from school in March, according to a lawsuit filed Jan. 8 in Dallas district court.

Roc Riner said that on March 25, the Sigma Chi fraternity forced him to drink copious amounts of alcohol while blindfolded, resulting in him having alcohol poisoning. He is seeking $1 million in relief in the lawsuit.

Riner and his attorney, T Nguyen, filed the suit against the international Sigma Chi corporation, the Risk Management Foundation, the Sigma Chi chapter at UTA and three fraternity members: Alejandro Santana, Lucas Thomason and Travis Willis. The defendants could not immediately be reached for comment.

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