Athletic director suspended amid hazing probe

Athletic director suspended amid hazing probe

Published Dec. 17, 2014 2:36 p.m. ET

SAYREVILLE, N.J. (AP) The athletic director of a New Jersey high school district rocked by criminal charges of sexual assault and hazing has been suspended with pay. ( reports that the Sayreville Board of Education made the move Tuesday night after meeting for an hour behind closed doors. They declined to discuss the reasons for the suspension of John Kohutanycz.

Kohutanycz has been with the district for 11 years. A telephone number for him could not be located Wednesday. His suspension took effect Wednesday.

Seven players have been accused of hazing and sexually assaulting four teammates inside the locker room. The boys will be tried in juvenile court.


The football team's longtime head coach was suspended in October.


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