Sayreville (NJ) football to return in 2015

by Jeff Fisher

Sayreville Bombers footballSayreville superintendent Richard Labbe has decided that football will return to the school in 2015.  Labbe made the announcement at Tuesday night’s Board of Education meeting saying, “football is a very important part of our community,” according to NJ.com.

The announcement comes about three months after Labbe shutdown the program after revelations of a criminal investigation into hazing incidents within the program.  Seven varsity football players have been charged and will face trials as juveniles, not adults.

In addition to the program being suspended, school officials suspended head coach George Najjar and four of his assistants with pay from their coaching and teaching duties.  The four assistants have been reinstated, but Najjar, who led the team to three state titles remains on leave.  No coaches were charged in connection with the incidents.

A decision on Najjar’s future, we be made by the school board in the near future.

 

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.