SAYREVILLE, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Sayreville High School in New Jersey has called off its entire football season, in the wake of serious allegations surrounding the school’s football program.
As 1010 WINS’ Kevin Rincon reported, Sayreville School Supt. Richard Labbe announced the cancellation of the whole season following a meeting with parents at the school Monday night.
Labbe said some players engaged in what the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s office considers criminal behavior, and players knew.
School officials earlier declined to provide details of the allegations other than to describe them as “significant and serious” in nature. There were earlier reports that the incidents were sexual in nature.
But Labbe said the allegations were serious enough to warrant the harsh penalty.
“There were incidences of harassment, intimidation, and bullying that took place on a pervasive level, on a wide scale level, and on a level which the players knew, tolerated, and in general accepted,” Labbe said. “Based upon what has been substantiated to have occurred, we are canceling the remainder of the season.”