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“There’s different levels of culpability: Attorney for Sayreville football player

Attorney Richard Klein criticized aggressive media coverage of the Sayreville case.



“My client never was in custody,” Klein said. “People have misstated where the kids are. Not all the kids are being held in custody. There’s different levels of culpability involved in this case. Everyone wasn’t necessarily the alleged perpetrator of the act.”

Klein said the seven players charged, who range in age from 15 to 17, had their first family court appearance this week and that all have been given a next court date. From


By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based author of Hazing: Destroying Young Lives; 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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