Wayne Players Sue to Play in Football Title Game
Nine high school football players suspended for their alleged involvement in a house party brawl last month have sued to try and get back on the field for a state championship game this weekend.
Wayne Hills High will play in a state sectional championship game Saturday at MetLife Stadium in the Meadowlands.
The suspensions stem from an alleged brawl on Oct. 29 in which two students from another high school were injured.
The nine players were suspended earlier this month, but the district’s school board later stayed the suspensions. But last Friday, the board opted to reinstate the suspensions.
The lawsuit claims the district acted without justification because there’s no disciplinary policy regarding off-campus activities.
An attorney for the district didn’t immediately return a phone message Tuesday.
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