7 Players Arrested in Sayreville High School Football Hazing Scandal to Be Tried as Juveniles: Prosecutor

The seven players arrested in a hazing scandal at a New Jersey high school that prompted the district to cancel its football season and suspend the team's coaching staff will be tried as juveniles in family court, prosecutors said Monday.

The players, all of whom are 17 or younger, face charges ranging from hazing and conspiracy to sexual contact in connection with the months-long investigation at Sayreville War Memorial High School. Three of the players were originally charged with aggravated sexual assault, a first-degree crime that carries a penalty of up to 20 years in state prison.