BRIGHTON BEACH, Brooklyn (PIX11)-- Before Coach George Najjar led the Sayreville High School football team he coached the Rail Splitters at Abraham Lincoln High School in the 1980's, those teams had a tradition of hazing, according to NJ.com.
But former players say Coach Najjar never supported the acts and even put a stop to it once he knew about it.
According to the report, hazing at Lincoln included paddling players during preseason football camps. But most players say Najjar didn't know about that tradition.
One player recalled Najjar putting a stop to the abuse on one occasion when coaches walked in on the ritual.
However, a caller claiming to be a former player at Lincoln told radio host Mike Francessa that sexual assault and hazing similar to the accusations made at Sayerville High School was also common place at Lincoln.
The New Jersey Education Commissioner and Attorney General are now investigating the claims. And yesterday Governor Christie said, if true, the allegations are outrageous.
School officials have canceled the remainder of the Sayreville football season and it's not just the coach that's under investigation. Experts say the players could faces criminal charges of the allegations are found to be true.