Players accused in second incident

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By The Staff

Two Robertson High School football players accused of sodomizing younger players with broomsticks during a football training camp last month have also been accused of bullying a fellow student last year.

The victim reported the bullying incident to his parents in the last couple weeks after the football camp hazing allegations were made, Las Vegas Schools superintendent Rick Romero said.

The two students are accused of holding down a classmate while violently pulling on his underwear in an Albuquerque hotel room during an overnight field trip to a Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement event, Romero said.

One of the parents of the victim reported it to Romero, who called state police.

Police Lt. Eric Garcia said Friday an assault was reported, but he did not have details.

Romero said that while there was no allegation of sodomy in the Albuquerque incident, other factors were similar to what is alleged to have taken place at the football camp.

State police issued a 102-page report this week on the hazing incident. The report gives varying details for what happened at the camp, saying the younger players were told to “take it like a man” and that their attackers ignored their pleas to stop.

Four of the alleged perpetrators from the football camp were suspended through the end of the school year. A fifth was suspended on Thursday, and a sixth was expelled, Romero said.

The four suspended students tried to transfer to West Las Vegas High School but their applications were denied. The students have 10 days to appeal the decision.

Authorities have yet to charge anyone in the hazing incident, saying it could take up to a month to do so.