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N.J. coach steps down after hazing-by-biting exposed

FLORENCE, N.J. — A New Jersey high school baseball coach is stepping down following a hazing incident in which a player was bitten by teammates. The Florence school board approved Joseph Frappolli Jr.’s leave from the coaching job at its meeting Monday. He will remain a teacher at a district elementary school. The Times of Trenton reports that four players were suspended after a March hazing ritual in which a student was held down and bitten by others. School district lawyer Carmen Saginario says that a similar incident earlier in March was uncovered during the investigation. He says it was part of a “hazing tradition” not limited to the baseball team.
School officials did not provide further details. A new anti-hazing policy has now been implemented in the school district south of Trenton.
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