DeMatha to discipline football players

DeMatha to discipline football players
September 7, 2012, 2:32 pm
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By JP Finlay

DeMatha Catholic High School will discipline five student-athletes on the football team for an incident while on a road trip to a game in North Carolina.

The football players involved allegedly solicited prostitutes hours after the road win against Hillside of Durham, N.C., according to a Washington Post story.

DeMatha Principal Dr. Daniel McMahon released a statement this morning acknowledging the incident while announcing his support for football coach Elijah Brooks and the school staff that monitored the trip.

"The school stands behind our coach, Elijah Brooks, his staff, the school staff who monitored the trip, and our students," McMahon said. "The school community is saddened and hurt by the actions of these few who do not reflect the character of the community."

McMahon said that all proper authorities had been notified of the incident, which occurred sometime after 5 a.m. last Saturday. The players were not named in a Washington Post story, citing their age, but the report said that at least one of the players involved in the incident has withdrawn from DeMatha.