A California high school cancels the rest of the season after allegation of teammate sexual assault

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Gilroy’s high school football season is finished after a majority of varsity players have decided they no longer want to participate after allegations that a player was sexually assaulted by several of his teammates.

Below is a statement from the school district about the cancellation of the season.

“The Gilroy High School and the Gilroy Unified School District administration are fully committed to the Gilroy High School varsity football program and completing the 2019 football season as scheduled. However, the District has learned that most of the varsity players have chosen not to finish the season and therefore, at this time, the season will not continue.”

Statement from Gilroy Unified School District

The investigation into the incident continues, but so far, four players have been issued citations for sexual battery. The alleged assault happened last week in the team’s locker room following after practice.

The team had lost its first four games and will now forfeit its final games.

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