Vikings forfeit to Fishermen

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MIKE CODY, Staff Writer

On Tuesday, the Winthrop Vikings forfeited Friday night’s game against the Gloucester Fishermen.

In recent weeks the NEC football conference has had some problems with hazing. It started with Swampscott last week, resulting in them having to forfeit their game against Saugus. Now the attention has turned to the Winthrop team.

Officials said at a press conference on Wednesday that one Winthrop player, who has been suspended, distributed an inappropriate video of a teammate taken in the locker room. Ten players are under investigation. The Winthrop football program has been suspended indefinitely.

It is not the way the Fishermen wanted to continue their winning streak.

“I only have a few games left as a senior, it’s a shame to win like this,” said senior football captain Thomas Donahue.

“As a captain, I try to keep the morale and bond between my team as high as possible, so stuff like this doesn’t happen here. I can’t believe someone would do that to a teammate.”