November 6, 1996 in Sports

Prep Player Who Cut Foes Fights Expulsion

Associated Press
 
Tags:Assault

A teen-ager accused of playing football with a razor-sharp helmet buckle that injured opponents has hired an attorney to fight his expulsion from a parochial prep school.

The lawyer, Michael Danoff, said Monday he would help St. Pius X High’s Mike Cito appeal his expulsion during a hearing before the school’s advisory board.

Referees stopped the Oct. 12 game between St. Pius and Albuquerque Academy after Academy players received bloody cuts during play and found a buckle on Cito’s helmet.

Cito was expelled after the Rev. Ronald Schwenzer, St. Pius’ principal, said Cito’s father, Stephen Cito, admitted sharpening the buckle because he believed his son had been roughed up in a game with another school the week before.

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