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N. Carolina Police Investigating DeMatha Prostitute Fling

Local police in Morrisville, NC have opened case into reports that five DeMatha football players hired prostitutes in their town.

Police in Morrisville, NC are investigating following a season-opening road game victory over Durham-based Hillside High School last weekend. 

According to Stephanie Smith, public information officer for the town of Morrisville, police have an open investigation into the incident. Citing the unfinished investigation, Smith was unable to release much information about the incident. 

According to Smith, the incident apparently occurred at a Holiday Inn in Morrisville near the Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

Smith said that prostitution is not a big problem in Morrisville, a 7-sq. mile town with a population of 20,000 near Durham. 

"This isn't something I've known of happening before," said Smith, commenting on the rarity of high-school athletes involved in prostitution transactions in the area. "This stuff doesn't come up ever in this town."

Morrisville Police Chief Ira Jones also said that while prostitution is not unheard of in his town, it's not a big problem either. 

"Being in such close proximity to the airport, we've had that issue in the past with prostitutes," said Jones. "But it's nothing that no other progressive city or town isn't dealing with."

Late Thursday night, in the early morning hours after their rout of Hillside. According to the Post, two players involved have withdrawn from the school, two others face expulsion and a fifth was slated for a disciplinary hearing today. 

Earlier today, DeMatha by the player's actions at the team hotel. 

According to the release, McMahon said that the players were able to sneak the prostitutes into their hotel room at 5 a.m., about an hour after chaperones had conducted a final check of the hallways. The school had 18 chaperones and coaches on the trip overseeing the 65 student athletes. 

McMahon said that school administrators first learned of the scandal on Tuesday, Sept. 4. Jones said that his police department was notified of the incident by school officials two days later on Thursday afternoon. 

Corey Somers September 11, 2012 at 11:53 AM
Yes, let's close our eyes to the fact that teenage boys should not want sex. If these boys are in school and playing sports than they don't have time to meet a girl so they hire one. Sex is all around us....tv, internet, ads and they are supposed to see these things and then turn off any wants or desires. Get real!
Corey Somers September 11, 2012 at 11:56 AM
You go Sheila!
tcmitssr September 11, 2012 at 03:12 PM
Patrick, The fact is that many more Archdiocese secondary schools than not...allow their "numbers" be used in The Post's Challenge Index and the same applies for most private schools. Why any school would not is key and leaves numerous questions as to why it would not? How many DM students as a percentage of the student body take AP exams? How many as a percentage are even permitted to do so? What's the average score per class as well as per student? If these were numbers equal to the "successful" numbers of the athletic programs, you know IMHO that DM would be bragging about them. DeMatha's silence on these figures I think speaks volumes. As for cost, the other schools you mention do not require fundraisers, booster club activities etc. to "augment" tuition which DeMatha does according to what I've been told by some DM parents. DM's sticker price is the base price while the other schools show their net price. St. Anselm's provides extensive scholarships throughout the entire student body. Does DM? The other schools do not provide athletic scholarships, does DM? It's a question of priorities and IMHO DM's is athletics first with academics second compared to the vast majority of other Archdiocese schools. Let me put it a different way, I think the true academic students at DM provide the academic cover for the various athletes who may not be as academically interested. Hookergate remains. What else might not have seen the light of day?
simone September 11, 2012 at 06:52 PM
Our boys and girls need to be educated that in spite of the "pretty women" myth, most of the women involved in prostitution are virtual slaves who face much brutality and don't keep any of the money they earn. The average age that a woman enters into prostitution is 13 nationwide, and 12 here in Maryland. This is a typical story of the reality of prostitution: http://youtu.be/ZvnRYte3PAk
Corey Somers September 11, 2012 at 09:18 PM
If your suggestion is to shut down the athletic program so the parents and students will learn....what punishment should we have for the schools who have stabbings & shootings in them?

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