Miller High, Calif. football players punished for hazing


By J.P. Hoornstra
Redlands Daily Facts
An act of hazing by upperclassmen on the Miller High School football team last Thursday has resulted in the possible suspension of at least 10 varsity players by the school.

The incident included “verbal and physical harassment,” according to a statement released by Fontana Unified School District Superintendent Cali Olsen-Binks. No students reported being seriously injured.

On Wednesday, sophomore Dillon Berkeley revealed a deep bruise on his right bicep — the result, he said, of being thrown to the ground by several upperclassmen, then being kicked and punched without the benefit of protective padding.

Berkeley claimed to be among several first-year varsity players on the receiving end of the hazing, and the exact number of players who participated is unclear.

His mother, Laura Berkeley, said 23 players who participated in the hazing were suspended for three days on Tuesday. Full story.

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