Football Players Accused of Pressuring Freshman to Drink Urine in Hazing Ritual

By The Associated Press
|  Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013  |  Updated 2:41 PM EDT
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Football Player Pressured to Drink Urine in Hazing Ritual: Police

A freshman was pressured to drink urine during football practice at his Massachusetts High School, police say.

Police are looking into allegations that four junior members of a Massachusetts high school football team hazed a freshman on the team at a practice earlier this month.

Police say the older students at Northbridge High School in Northbridge, Mass., assigned the younger boy a physical task on Aug. 19 which he failed to complete, then pressured him to drink from a jug of urine.

The boy took a sip and spit it out, according to the police report.

However, Principal Michael Gauthier said another student took the container away before it was consumed.

The student has told police he does not want to press charges.

School committee Chairman Tim Doiron says the case will be investigated and handled in accordance with district policy and state law.

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