Three Ashland High School players who were involved in a hazing incident during a football camp last summer will not appear in court. Two will enter into an agreement common with first-time offenders, while the third youth will not be charged.
Under the terms of what is called a “formal accountability agreement,” the young men will meet weekly with a probation officer. In addition, they will do a presentation before an elementary school class on the topic of sports and how it provides a platform for leadership, instead of bullying or hazing. If they follow through, their records may be expunged when they turn 18.
The hazing occurred at a Linfield College football camp last summer. One of the kids involved was actually not enrolled at Ashland High and was under the care of the Oregon Youth Authority. He had a prior record for assault and a manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance charge, but had been given permission to attend the camp with school players. The matter was of a sexual nature.