Over the history of football, there have been quite a few instances in which teams had to forfeit games, or even seasons, for scandalous reasons. This one, however, is nearly unbelievable, especially given the level at which it occurred.
WKBW-TV in Buffalo brings word that the Geneseo High School football team in New York will be forfeiting the entire 2017 season after seven members of its squad took Oxycontin before the team’s last game. In short, other members of the team that did not participate in taking the drugs went back and told higher-ups, leading to the investigation that ended with this result.
Geneseo Central Schools Superintendent Tim Hayes wrote the following in a statement.
“A number of players have been dismissed from the Geneseo High School Varsity Football Team. These dismissals stem from serious violations of the District’s Code of Conduct and Athletic Eligibility Standards.”
According to the report, there is still a chance (per Police Chief Eric Osganian) that the police could charge the young people with a crime for both allegedly taking the drugs from a parent and, of course, ingesting them at all. This is an extremely bizarre story and not one that should be taken lightly but, in the end, it is certainly a wild headline.