Student Well-Being

N.J. Youth-Football Players Sue to Have Suspensions Lifted (UPDATED)

By Bryan Toporek — November 30, 2011 1 min read
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Nine high school football players from Wayne Hills (N.J.) High School are suing their district over suspensions stemming from their alleged involvement in an off-campus fight.

The players filed a civil suit on Tuesday alleging that the Wayne school district infringed on their constitutional rights by suspending them from sports for off-campus activities. The suit suggests that the suspensions could have detrimental effects on the players’ chances of obtaining college scholarships.

This all started back on Oct. 29, when nine Wayne Hills players allegedly assaulted two players from one of their district rivals—Wayne Valley High School—after an off-campus party. One player was left unconscious and lying in a roadway, while the other was kicked by his assailants, according to .

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Schooled in Sports blog.