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Football Hazing Sex Assault: Convicted N.M. High School Players Get Sued for Sodomizing Teammates


LAS VEGAS, N.M. (CBS/AP) It was August 2008 when six football players at Robertson High School were accused of sexually assaulting younger players at a football camp. Now, seven teenagers who say they were sodomized with a broom handle have sued over the attacks.

The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in state district court, seeks unspecified damages.

The older players were kicked off the team and expelled.

They have since taken plea deals in a criminal case stemming from the attacks.

The lawsuit names the Las Vegas, N.M. school board, the district's current and former superintendents, the school's athletic director and football coaches at the time, the attackers, their parents and the owners of the camp.

The complaint alleges Robertson High's football program has tolerated and/or encouraged a widespread culture of inappropriate sexual behavior.