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Report: U.S. high school football players hired prostitutes


Five football players from DeMatha Catholic High School, in Hyattsville, Md., have been removed from the nationally renowned team for allegedly hiring prostitutes, according to a Washington Post report.

The team was in a North Carolina hotel after a 52-14 season-opening win over Hillside last Friday, and ordered prostitutes from a web site. Two of the players have since withdrawn from the school, two others have been recommended for expulsion pending appeal, and the fifth faces a disciplinary hearing, the Post reported, citing two people with knowledge of the incident.

Eighteen adults supervised the trip, A final hallway check was conducted at 4 a.m. on the morning after the Friday game. A parent of one of the players who withdrew said the players brought the three prostitutes in at 5 a.m. All five are minors and non-starters on the team, according to the paper.

"I can't comment on anything except to say when people are on field trips they are exceptionally chaperoned," DeMatha principal Dan McMahon told The Post. "On this trip there was full coverage by supervisors and we are extremely pleased with the way we monitor kids and keep everybody safe."