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Cooperstown football players plead not-guilty in hazing case

By WKTV News

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (WKTV) - Five Cooperstown High School Football players have entered pleas of not-guilty in an alleged case of hazing.

According to the Oneonta Daily Star, the attorneys for the five football players entered pleas of not-guilty Monday night in Hartwick Town Court.

The five football players - Jeffery Flynn, 18; Derek Liner, 17; Boon Rose, 17; Ethan Telfer, 17; and Michael Bouton, 17 - are all facing charges of harassment.

The alleged victim claims that he was swarmed by a pack of teammates who ripped off his pants in a tunnel between the practice field and the locker room.

The alleged victim says that his eyes were closed when one of the football players placed his rear end and genitalia near his face while he was pinned to the ground.

The Daily Star reports that the defense attorneys have until May 9 to file pre-trial motions.

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