5 Montour Football Players Suspended For Alleged Underage Drinking
ROBINSON TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — High school football playoffs start this Friday, but Montour will be without five of its players.
They were suspended for alleged underage drinking; and now, the parents who own the house where a party was held over the weekend are facing criminal charges.
Police were called to the home on Iroquois Drive in Robinson Township shortly after midnight Sunday.
Officers say there were hundreds of people drinking outside. Police say there were liquor bottles everywhere.
Officers say several teenagers were passed out and had to be taken to local hospitals in ambulances.
The local magistrate’s office confirms that two adults at the home were the party was held are facing criminal charges. The charges include corruption of minors and endangering the welfare of children.
The magistrate also confirms that 55 teenagers are facing underage drinking charges, included in that group are five Montour High School football players.
The Montour High School football team is headed to the playoffs this weekend.
The coach tells KDKA’s Marty Griffin that he suspended the five players, including four seniors. He says he is very upset with the behavior of the players.
KDKA’s Marty Griffin tried to contact the people who live in the home where the party took place, but they refused to answer the door.