Parents, Athletes Frustrated With Geneseo Football Program

13 WHAM - "The Livingston County District Attorney's Office will be taking on a role in the investigation involving possible drug use before a high school football game in Geneseo.

Seven players were kicked off of the Geneseo High School varsity football team after allegations surfaced that they took Oxycontin pills before a game last Friday.

As a result of the allegations, Geneseo School Superintendent Timothy Hayes said the remainder of the team's football season would be forfeited.

The D.A.'s Office will determine whether or not criminal charges should be filed.

During a news conference Tuesday afternoon, Hayes said he wanted to praise the student-athletes and coaches who did the right thing.

According to Geneseo Police Chief Eric Osganian, there was some sort of a heated discussion or scuffle in the locker room after the game related to the pills being taken beforehand.

Players on the team are being interviewed by the Geneseo Police Department and Livingston County Sheriff's Office. Some of the players who are under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult for police interviews.

Parents of student-athletes who were not involved in the alleged drug use are frustrated and saddened their kids cannot play the rest of the season despite the fact that they did nothing wrong.

Superintendent Hayes said the players who were allegedly involved will still be able to participate in sports during other seasons. This will not impact their graduation status in any way, he added.

13WHAM News will continue to update this story as more information becomes available."

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