By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
St. Joseph High School in Hammonton, New Jersey is in some serious trouble. The team had practice on Wednesday afternoon, but several players and their head coach were not present.
In fact, they are suspended. A scandal has rocked the school after a racially offensive video surfaced.
The video in question reportedly was uploaded to Snapchat and allegedly sent to Haddonfield High School football players. The video was reportedly made in the baseman of head coach Paul Sacco, who is South Jersey’s winningest head football coach.
St. Joseph’s principal, according to the report, called the video “foul and racially offensive language.” The video was reportedly recorded two weeks ago, but it was not brought up to the school until Wednesday afternoon.
“This behavior is absolutely unacceptable and directly opposed to Catholic teaching,” Father Allain B. Caparas, president and principal of St. Joseph High School. “Coach Paul Sacco should have been supervising the students at the time of the incident though he was not present at the time of the video.”
Sacco has been suspended two games. In addition, he is not allowed to host any more gatherings in private residences.
The players will be punished on their level of involvement. This could include “suspension from school, games, having to participate in community service, and disciplinary probation for the rest of the school year.
“NJSIAA is aware of the situation and takes this matter very seriously,” the NJSIAA said in a statement. “As per our sportsmanship policy, we notified the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights and has asked both schools involved to investigate.”
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