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Greenbrier soccer players face Friday hearings

Posted: March 29, 2013 - 9:57am  |  Updated: March 29, 2013 - 3:50pm
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 Greenbrier High School principal Chris Segraves talks to the media about the disciplinary hearings for the soccer players who were caught drinking while at Jeckyll Island for a tournament.  Jim Blaylock
Jim Blaylock
Photo by Jim Blaylock Greenbrier High School principal Chris Segraves talks to the media about the disciplinary hearings for the soccer players who were caught drinking while at Jeckyll Island for a tournament.

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Several former Greenbrier High School boys soccer players accused of underage drinking on a recent school trip will face discipline at school system hearings today.

Of Greenbrier’s 25 varsity boys soccer players, 18 were suspended for 10 days pending the disciplinary hearing.

As of Friday morning, 10 of the players waived their right to a hearing, opting to attend the Columbia County Alternative School, according to Superintendent Charles Nagle. Those students will attend the alternative school for the remainder of the school year and the first semester of next year unless they are graduating seniors, he said.

Two others have withdrawn from the school system, Nagle said. Six will face discipline at the hearings.

The alleged misbehavior took place when the teams traveled to Jekyll Island for a tournament March 14-16. The drinking supposedly took place mainly in hotel rooms. Two of the players, Nagle said, admitted to smoking “spice,” a name for synthetic marijuana.

Greenbrier High administrators School officials will hold a press conference at 2 p.m. today in the school media center.

None of the students will face criminal charges, but Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris said investigators are trying to determine how the students obtained the alcohol and “spice.” Anyone found to have provided it to the students could face charges.

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Riverman1

So some of the kids have been

So some of the kids have been exonerated according to early reports. What about all the time they were out of school waiting on the hearing? If that time is like a suspension, aren't their grades ruined? There should be a way to have hearings not delayed as this was. It's quite possible many of the kids only agreed to the alternative school so they wouldn't miss any time. They could also be innocent. What a mess this thing is.

Because two players were not allowed to play and were exonerated in the proceedings, I assume they could have played if they had been exonerated earlier? That could have changed EVERYTHING in their last two games which Greenbrier barely lost using the JV players. Something has to be done about this time before a hearing where the student is presumed guilty.

Riverman1

I submit that every Columbia

I submit that every Columbia County school sports' "scandal" where kids drink a little and get caught has the same response pattern. I could save my comments and probably should, for the next one, heh. I'm sure the media does. After a few days the media will pick up on something some kid said and start to talk about how terrible and obnoxious the kids are to say such a thing when they should be contrite. Those outside of Columbia County will start to remind us our kids aren't perfect and should not be given any breaks. Actually, I contend kids in Richmond Country are more likely to get away with such behavior or not be punished as severely. Ah well, life here carries its hardships.

Riverman1

Ooops

Mistake, dubs, post.

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