Ruth Roberts of the Brentwood Press is reporting that five Liberty High School varsity football players have been kicked off the team and face possible criminal charges following an incident of hazing at a summer football camp.
The article states the event occurred in June at California State University Sacramento where a football summer camp was held.
According to witnesses, who wish to remain anonymous, the incident involved an assault on several members of the JV team, at least one of whom was held down by varsity players while another tried to insert a stick of Icy Hot muscle balm into his rectum. The victim managed to escape. There were no serious injuries reported.
Brentwood Police Sgt. Tim Herbert, whose team is assisting the CSU campus police in its investigation, said the players might eventually face criminal charges, but since the investigation is still underway he couldn’t specify what the charges might be.
Parents are now calling for varsity football coach Nate Smith to be fired.