Seven football players face criminal charges in the De La Salle Collegiate hazing scandal, the Detroit Free Press reports. The latest development comes after a prosecutor said just weeks ago there wasn't enough evidence to charge.
Five of the players are 18 and have been charged with misdemeanor assault and battery, Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer said, according to the Freep's Tresa Baldas. They will be arraigned next week in 37th District Court in Warren.
The other two defendants, 16 at the time of the Oct. 19 hazing, have been charged as juveniles. They are now 17.
The incident involved players being held down in the locker room after a team dinner, prodded with a broomstick and sexually taunted, the Freep reports, citing multiple sources. There was no penetration.