UMD football captains and players suspended, lose scholarships following weekend drinking bust

By KBJR News 1

September 2, 2014 Updated Sep 2, 2014 at 6:46 PM CST

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Multiple players on the U-M-D football team are in hot water today after being busted for underage drinking over the weekend.

Police were called just before midnight Sunday to a home on the 10 hundred block of East 9th Street on reports of a loud party.

75 people were there, with at least 30 of them given citations for underage drinking.

More than 20 of them were UMD football players.

Five of them will be suspended for this Saturdays opening game, and two captains will be stripped of their captaincy for the season, and several players will lose scholarship money.

"We need to set a tone that this needs to stop, that our players needed to be made an example of and I think our team, as of today, are still feeling this."

Police say the football players were cooperative.

The renters of the home were cited for hosting a party where underage drinking was happening, and underage consumption.

127 citations were written altogether this weekend.

Most the tickets were written at two parties.

Written and posted to the web by Raeanna Marnati
rmarnati@kbjr.com

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