DeMatha football players dismissed after alleged incident involving prostitutes; Stags play Calvert Hall tonight

September 07, 2012|By Katherine Dunn

As Calvert Hall’s football team prepares to faces DeMatha tonight, the Stags are dealing with an alleged incident involving prostitutes in their hotel room during last week’s road trip, which brought disciplinary action against five players from the Hyattsville Catholic school.

The Washington Post reported that five DeMatha players were dismissed from the team last week after they allegedly hired prostitutes early in the morning following their Aug. 31 season-opening win over Hillside in Durham, N.C.. In their hotel room, some of the the players reportedly participated in sexual activities with the prostitutes, according to The Post which cited a parent of one of the players.

Stags coach Elijah Brooks and DeMatha principal Dan McMahon told The Post they were unable to comment on disciplinary action against student-athletes, but two of the players reportedly have withdrawn from the school.

None of the five players were starters for the Stags, ranked No. 7 in The Post’s Top 20 poll.

Calvert Hall coach Donald Davis, whose No. 2 Cardinals are scheduled to kick off against the Stags at 7:30 p.m. in the 9/11 Patriot Classic at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, said he prays the incident does not change the complexion of the game.

“Their kids have enough going on right now,” Davis said. “I hope those kids are able to just come and play a high school football game and enjoy being around their friends and that it will bring some sort of normalcy back to their school community, because I can imagine it’s been a huge distraction this week. It’s certainly unsettling.”

To read The Washington Post’s full account of the incident and disciplinary action, click here.

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