Three High School Football Players Charged in “No Gay Thursday” Hazing

A freshman athlete was allegedly assaulted by upperclassmen.

Chester County D.A. Thomas Hogan

Chester County D.A. Tom Hogan

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Three football players at Chester County’s Conestoga High School have been charged in connection with a hazing incident, District Attorney Tom Hogan announced today.

CBS3 reports the charges stem from an October 15 incident at the school. Officials say the victim was a freshman athlete.

Said Hogan: “On this ‘No Gay Thursday,’ the underclassmen were ordered by upperclassmen to strip to their underwear and clean the locker room for the upperclassmen before practice began. The victim went along with it at first and stripped down to his boxers. But then he decided that he didn’t want any part of this and tried to leave the locker room. And he was grabbed and blocked from the locker room. And two of the upperclassmen held him down … and an order was given by one of the upperclassman.”

The order? “Shove a broom up his (expletive.)”

The station reported earlier this month that authorities interviewed as many as 70 students during the investigation.

The three students face charges that include conspiracy, assault, possessing an instrument of crime, unlawful restraint and terroristic threats.

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