No charges filed against Bedford High School football players
WOODSTOCK TWP - Several Bedford High School football players learned Tuesday that they will not be facing criminal charges for their actions while at pre-season camp this summer.
The Michigan State Police announced no charges will be filed against the students since they are over the age of 16, the age of consent in Michigan. Neither students nor parents want to file charges or complaints pertaining to the case.
"All individuals involved are over the age of sixteen, which is the age of consent in the State of Michigan," wrote Lenawee County Prosecuting Attorney Burke Castleberry Jr. "There are no students or parents that wish to pursue charges or make a complaint in this case. I cannot file charges against an individual without a complainant. The actions described in the report appear to be reckless and morally challenging; however, they do not rise to the level of criminal charges. The discipline in this case is best suited to be handled by the school system and parents of the individuals."
On August 17, district officials were made aware of alleged inappropriate behavior that reportedly involved undisclosed lewd acts by a handful of Bedford football players during the team's training camp at Sauk Valley in Brooklyn, Mich. Head Coach Jeff Wood was suspended one game.
The investigation into the matter has been closed by the Michigan State Police. The case may be reopened if further information suggesting a criminal violation is provided.