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SAYREVILLE, N.J. (PIX11)-- The Sayreville, New Jersey Board of Education met Tuesday evening and extended suspensions for the High School football coaching staff.

Head Coach George Najjar and supporting coaches will remain suspended with pay while the school district investigates claims of hazing among football players at Sayreville War Memorial High School.

Vincent Fultz is a Senior at Sayreville High and was a member of the football team before their season was suspended. Fultz told PIX 11 News the allegations of hazing freshmen football players are untrue, “they are all false because I’m in the locker room all the time with all my teammates and I’ve never seen anything happen.”

Dozens of Najjar’s former players packed into Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting to defend the coach’s reputation, telling board members, if any wrongdoing took place, they’re sure Najjar was not aware.

7 underage students, players on the Sayreville High football squad were arrested and charged in connection with the case. No one on the coaching staff faces criminal charges.