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Douglas Co. Coach, 7 Players Charged in Alleged Hazing Incident
Last Edited: Thursday, 15 Jan 2009, 7:07 PM EST
Created: Thursday, 15 Jan 2009, 6:45 PM EST
A high school basketball coach and seven of his varsity players were arrested Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009 for an alleged hazing incident at Chapel Hill High School in Douglas County. The players are charged with sexual battery and the coach is accused of trying to keep the hazing quiet. Coach Jim Gaylor (shown here) was charged with obstruction, while his players were charged with misdemeanor hazing and sexual battery.
DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. (MyFOX ATLANTA) – A high school basketball coach and seven of his varsity players were arrested for an alleged hazing incident at Chapel Hill High School in Douglas County.  The players are charged with sexual battery and the coach is accused of trying to keep the hazing quiet.

Coach Jim Gaylor was charged with obstruction, while his players were charged with misdemeanor hazing and sexual battery.  Three of the players were charged as adults.

By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based author of Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. He has written articles or columns on hazing for the Sunday Times of India, Toronto Globe & Mail, Harper's Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. His new book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press.

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