Five players from DeMatha Catholic School’s football program have been removed from that program after they chose a filthy way to celebrate their season opening 52-14 win against Hillside High School in North Carolina. Charges are swirling that players hired prostitutes from a North Carolina call service, and some engaged in sexual activities with those prostitutes in a hotel room. The Washington Post reports that according to the two people with knowledge of the situation, the incident occurred at 5 a.m. on Saturday morning after DeMatha’s Friday night game.
The Washington Post broke this story last night:
According to the parent, players hired prostitutes from a call service in North Carolina, and some engaged in sexual activities with those prostitutes in a hotel room. According to the two people with knowledge of the situation, the incident occurred at 5 a.m. on Saturday morning after DeMatha’s Friday night game.
The Post is not naming the five players, who are minors, and withholding the name of the parent to protect the identity of the child. The other person with knowledge of the incident spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the situation. Two players withdrew from the school this week, two others have been recommended for expulsion pending appeal and a fifth faces a disciplinary hearing on Friday morning, according to both people familiar with the aftermath.
“I’m not able to” comment, said DeMatha Coach Elijah Brooks, in his second year leading the program. “There are still kids that have to go through the disciplinary hearing. I just can’t comment.”
One of the parents of a child that left the program and school alleges that the players used a website to hire and bring in prostitutes. 2 players have withdrawn 2 are being recommended for expulsion and one faces a disciplinary hearing. Principal Dan McMahon said of the matter, “As you know any disciplinary action that takes place at the school, I can’t legally or morally talk about discipline of any students.” “If people break team rules, there are team sanctions, and if people break school rules, there are school sanctions.”