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Two of seven Sayreville football players acquitted of sex hazing counts

The two ex-Sayreville football players were found guilty of disorderly conduct.

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The sex scandal that rocked a powerhouse New Jersey high school football program has ended with minor guilty verdicts for two of the seven teens charged with attacking four boys.

Kevin Flood, a lawyer for one of the young men fromSayreville War Memorial High Schooltold NJ.com that his client was found guilty ofdisorderly persons and petty disorderly persons offenses.

RELATED: Seven charged in Jersey football sex hazing.

Flood helped the defendant beat the six most serious counts, including hazing and aggravated sexual contact.

Flood said his client and client's family were “extremely happy” with the verdict.

The other defendant had a similar result, sources told reporters.

The status of the cases against the five other teens is not known.

When charged, all the teens ranged in age from 15 to 17. Their alleged victims were four other boys on the football team.

At the time, Richard Labbe, the superintendent for Sayreville borough, said the hazing incidents "took place on a pervasive level, a wide-scale level and on a level in which the players knew, tolerated and generally accepted."

The scandal forced the school to cancel its football program.

John A. Oswald is editor-at-large at Metro and can be found on Twitter@nyc_oz.
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