Target in 2005 McGill hazing horror speaks out

Former university football player D'Arcy McKeown knows first-hand how it feels to be bullied by...

Former university football player D'Arcy McKeown knows first-hand how it feels to be bullied by teammates. (JOHN KRYK/QMI Agency)

JOHN KRYK, QMI Agency

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Few know first-hand the fear and humiliation felt by Jonathan Martin, the allegedly bullied Miami Dolphins NFL player.

Or the courage it took for Martin to finally stand up to his locker-room tormenters.

D'Arcy McKeown knows. And then some.

In 2005, as an 18-year-old freshman football player at Montreal's McGill University, McKeown raised hell after being sexually assaulted with a broom handle in a deplorable "Dark Ages" hazing ritual perpetrated by a group of veteran players.

The now 26-year-old son of investigative TV journalist Bob McKeown (of CBC's The Fifth Estate, and formerly of NBC's Dateline) sat down with QMI Agency on Friday in downtown Toronto, his first interview on the subject in years and only the third he has granted.


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