4 high school football players charged for allegedly raping teammates with brooms

One of the suspects allegedly said "giving the broom to people" was "tradition," the charging documents show.
1:25 | 11/27/18

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This is our first glance at family members of the four teens accused of racing their fellow teammates at Damascus high school. At bond review today prosecutors painted a vivid picture the teens allegedly shouted let's go broom some freshman. They chanted while hoisting the wooden broomstick and then one by one punched and stomped on and pinned the victims to the floor. The attackers reportedly calling one of the victims soft and Thaddeus void begged for mercy. Montgomery county public schools has repeatedly referred to the case as hazing the state disagrees with that classification. The offended by the term hazing. It's not basing this these are crimes. And I would I would caution anyone to refer to this is facing the judge. Made the correct decision. Defense attorney Daniel Wright claimed to peer pressure and group psychology led his client JC a daddy to act out. David Elson whose represented Will Smith called prosecutions narrative conflicting. Will Smith is fifteen years old. He's never had any kind of disciplinary problem. He has been an excellent student despite difficult decision dad's. Smith reportedly told police that rooming is a long standing tradition within Damascus is. Football program. Will. We'd be looking at an examining the potential that this happened. In it in prior years it has absolutely yes.

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