Hazing scandal leads to 7 High school players arrested for sexual assault

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Police are continuing to investigate a hazing scandal in the football locker room of Sayreville War Memorial High which has seen 7 high school athletes arrested on charges of sexual assault as juveniles.

Hazing scandal

There is still a major possibility that football could never return to Sayreville high, seven students aged between 15 and 17 have been charged with sex crimes, the nature of the assault is believed to be a week long ritual of pinning freshman down and anally penetrating them with a finger before sticking it in the boys' mouths.

Thousands have gathered outside the school to call for more to be done against the bullying problem the football team and the school clearly hold.

The hazing allegations are having further implications on athletes who are part of the school trying to obtain a scholarship for football at the collegiate level.

Affected players

It has recently been reported that 'explosive talent' Myles Hartsfield has had his scholarship offer from Penn State University dropped over the recent allegations surrounding the Sayreville football team.

It has not been made clear whether 17-year-old Hartsfield was one of the seven who were arrested for the sexual crimes but the senior cornerback will have to look elsewhere for college participation as Penn State have dropped their offer.

The season has been cancelled for the high school football team and the superintendent is mulling over what to do about the coaching staff according to NJ Advance Media:

"[Superintendent Richard] Labbe has not yet indicated what, if any, disciplinary action the coaching staff could face as a result of allegations of sexual assault and hazing inside the team’s locker room. And he did not respond to multiple requests for comment. But according to sources, the options range from a letter or reprimand to termination."

It is believed that the coaching staff were completely unaware of the lewd hazing scandal that was taking place in their locker room but it does not deny them from blame over the bullying experienced within the football team.

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