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Fri Jan 25, 2013, 05:14 PM

Maple Grove high school hockey program: Sex video? "No comment."

Finally -- it comes out that there might be a "sex video" at the heart of the suspension of more than half of the Maple Grove boys varsity hockey team. It's taken awhile to get to the bottom of it. No police report has been made, and it seems that the school has been busting its butt to handle this somehow.

Don't read the story if you don't want a "boys will be boys" from a parent. :barf:

http://www.startribune.com/sports/preps/188247791.html?refer=y

Even as more than half of the Maple Grove High School boys' hockey team returned to the ice Thursday from suspensions related to an off-the-ice incident, a wave of suspicion and controversy continues to threaten the high-profile program.

At a news conference called Thursday to talk about how to move the team forward, school officials declined to give specifics on what led to the suspension of 13 players last week. When reporters asked Principal Sara Vernig about the purported existence of a sex video stemming from the incident, she said: "I can't answer that. It's part of the investigation.''

She later added, "I'll tell you, personally, it's been devastating and disappointing."

Longtime head coach Gary Stefano called it "by far my worst experience'' in 32 years as a coach. He said references to a purported video called "The Show" had been "brought up." School officials stopped him from answering further, citing privacy laws.


Comments on other sites allege that it was part of a hazing ritual and the young woman may or may not have been aware that she was being taped. Stuff from CityPages implies that this is a yearly tradition -- get a young woman drunk and then videotape sexual encounters with her.

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Reply Maple Grove high school hockey program: Sex video? "No comment." (Original post)
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geardaddy Jan 2013 #1
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thucythucy Jan 2013 #3
historylovr Jan 2013 #4
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Response to Brickbat (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 05:34 PM

1. Saw that on the news last night.

There was no indication of what it might have been. Now, I we know what they were trying to cover up.

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Response to geardaddy (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 05:41 PM

2. Steubenville with Moose. Nt

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Response to Brickbat (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:39 PM

3. "High profile program?"

Why are team sports such a big deal in high school? I just don't get it.

We hear all this crap about how they "build character" and yet so often we hear stories like this.

Maybe we should ditch all this sports crap, and spend the time and money teaching things like, I don't know, critical thinking, history, citizenship and civics? Stuff that might actually benefit the students, and society?

Just a thought.

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Response to thucythucy (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 10:58 PM

4. Certainly seems to build a lot of LOW character. nt

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Response to Brickbat (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 12:27 PM

5. They should be off the team until the investigation is over

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perhaps then they will not drag their feet until the season is over


add: Read the article and it has the sound of a huge cover-up

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