Just down the road from the BadJocks Bunker is the sleepy town of Adrian, Michigan where not much happens.
This week though, we’ve seen not one, but two members of the Madison High School football team arrested as a result of an investigation into hazing incidents last summer during football practice. Sources tell us the incidents came to light after an inadvertent Facebook posting gave away more details than intended. That lead to a school investigation, which lead to a police investigation and now the two football players have not only been suspended from school but face numerous criminal charges including five counts each of assault with intent to commit sexual penetration, and 5 counts each of conspiracy to commit those acts.
Police are saying there were two victims (members of the freshman team) who were victims of these assaults, so we can only assume from the number of counts that each player was assaulted more than once. And, for those of you not familiar with the “favorite” form of high school hazing these days, the “intent to commit sexual penetration” likely refers to those accused putting fingers somewhere where they don’t belong. Cops haven’t released those details, but that is the most common reason for that charge these days–in our experience.
Former football players Troy Darnell Burr and Rodolfo Rios have been arraigned, plead not guilty, and are awaiting their next court date.
Source: Toledo Blade
We could be wrong about this, but we’re pretty sure that if you’re a high school basketball player, you shouldn’t be riding the bus home from a game naked. That’s seems like it should be an obvious thing, but apparently the coaches and staff at Prairie High School in Cottonwood, Idaho didn’t get the memo.
A mob of parents showed up at the latest school board meeting to hear details of shenanigans (yes, we used the “S” word) that have apparently been going on for the past three years, and allegedly much of that time under the watchful eye of the coaching staff. For the most part, the parents were upset about not being told what was going on with the naked bus trips that occasionally including some sexually explicit contact, such as one player placing his genitals on another player’s face.
Again, we’re not saying we know everything, but it seems that one guys junk in another guy’s face is probably not something you’d want to encourage on the team bus. But, then again, maybe that’s how the Prairie High boys like to relax after games. Who are we to say?
Nothing really new here with the hazing incident on the JV basketball team at Grant High School (Portland, Oregon) that we haven’t seen a million times before: younger players on a team being held down, shorts removed and either a finger–or other object–inserted into their anus as part of initiation process. Well, maybe a couple of new things.
First, this practice is allegedly so common among GHS sports teams that it has a name “G-ing.” As in, “He’s going to get his G-ing after the game tonight.” Sounds to us like there just might be a hazing tradition at Grant.
And second, according to this story, even parents of jocks at Grant feel intimidated, afraid to say anything about what is happening to their children for fear something worse might happen to the lads. That puts things on a whole new serious level when even the culture gets to the parents.
Fortunately, someone did come forward, the school investigated and now the local sex crimes unit is looking into it to see if an charges will be brought.