Teen athletes charged with assault in Warren De La Salle Hazing Scandal

November 08, 2019, 10:58 AM

Locker room nastiness escalates into legal seriousness for three Warren De La Salle Collegiate varsity athletes.

De La Salle football team this season.
(Facebook photo)

WDIV has fresh developments Friday morning:

Two 16-year-old boys have been charged with assault in connection to hazing in the De La Salle High School football program.

They are being charged as juveniles and will be sent to probate court on Friday.

An 18-year-old senior at the school, who was 17 years old at the time of the alleged crime, could face an assault charge. His case has been sent to Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith for review and a charging decision.

Thursday coverage:

Three Warren De La Salle High School football players have been suspended indefinitely in a hazing scandal, Tresa Baldas of the Detroit Free Press reports. Police plan to seek criminal charges with the Macomb County Prosecutor's Office against the students as early as Friday.

The scandal abruptly ended the Catholic prep school team's season last week.

Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer told the Free Press on Thursday that the police investigation, which involved allegations that football players were sexually taunted with broomsticks, is due to wrap up Friday. 

Related: Joe Lapointe's commentary on De La Salle Hazing and the Sick Side of Sports, at our site.

Read more:  WDIV

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