University of Florida, Like Yale, Remains Mum on Championship Athlete With Hovering Misconduct Allegations

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March 10, 2016
University of Florida’s Alex Lebed Swam ‘Unaffiliated’ in 2014 National Meet After Getting Thrown Out of Germantown Academy — So Much For His Suspension by USA Swimming
March 14, 2016

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by Irvin Muchnick

The Yale University campus is being roiled by the story that Jack Montague, the captain of its national championship tournament-bound basketball team, was expelled after a sexual misconduct allegation. Yale is not commenting because of student records confidentiality law.

With a lower profile, something similar is going on at the University of Florida, where freshman 400 individual medley specialist Alex Lebed is one of 13 Gators men swimmers who qualified for the National Collegiate Athletic Association championships in Atlanta on March 23-26.

The university told us it could not respond to questions on Lebed’s status following our reports that he is both named in a civil lawsuit against former coach Dick Shoulberg’s Germantown Academy and seeking expungement of the record of his later arrest in Pennsylvania for disorderly conduct.

In the lawsuit, Lebed is identified as the juvenile teammate “A.L.” who is alleged to have regularly assaulted and tormented the plaintiff “John Doe.” According to paragraph 62 of the complaint, “After USA Swimming found out about the abuse to John Doe., A.L. was ultimately suspended from USA Swimming for 90 days. A.L. was also arrested by Whitemarsh Township, charged and plead guilty relating to his continued torture and abuse of John Doe.”

“A.L.” — known to be Alex Lebed — then was arrested in a separate incident, as an adult, in October 2014. In Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas, he now is seeking expungement of that record.

The University of Florida also is not commenting — other than to fail to deny — on our report that it investigated, and might have briefly suspended, head swimming coach Gregg Troy following a 2013 complaint of mental cruelty and verbal abuse by one of the many women swimmers who have transferred out of his program.





Exclusive: University of Florida Coach Gregg Troy Was Investigated For a 2013 Complaint to the Athletic Department by a Female Swimmer

Published March 9th, 2016



See It Now — Germantown Academy Lawsuit Complaint With Allegations of Horrid Abuse at Swim Legend Dick Shoulberg’s Program

Published February 13th, 2016



Named Assailant in Germantown Academy Swim Abuse Lawsuit Is Part of Coach Dick Shoulberg’s Historical Pipeline to Gregg Troy at the University of Florida

Published February 24th, 2016



University of Florida Responds to Concussion Inc.’s Report on Former Germantown (Dick Shoulberg), Now Gators (Gregg Troy) Swimmer

Published February 25th, 2016



‘A.L.,’ the Abusive Swimmer at Dick Shoulberg’s Germantown Academy Program, Seeks Expungement of His Criminal Record

Published February 26th, 2016



More Info on Adult Arrest of ‘A.L’ — Dick Shoulberg’s Germantown Academy Swimmer Who Had Been Accused of Athlete-on-Athlete Abuse

Published March 8th, 2016

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