Broadneck ousts 5 football starters

October 08, 1998|By Pat O'Malley | Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF

Five players on Broadneck's undefeated football team have been suspended for at least one game after alleged violations of the Anne Arundel County conduct code for student athletes.

One of the players said some of the suspensions were for the remainder of the season. The violations occurred before and during the school's homecoming dance Saturday.

"This whole thing is very unfortunate, and we have a conference at school [today]," said Ken Eslin, who confirmed that his son, junior quarterback Ryan Eslin, has been suspended for at least one game.

All five of the players started for the No. 7-ranked Bruins, and all but Eslin are seniors -- one of them, top lineman John Cifolilli.

Eslin is among the county passing leaders with 454 yards and six touchdown passes. Cifolilli, a 6-foot-4, 280-pound senior, is one of the Bruins' seven three-year starters.

"I'm one of the ones gone for the rest of the year," said Cifolilli, 18.

Pub Date: 10/08/98

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