Hyannis Catholic High School Football Team Accused Of Using Racial Slurs

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HYYANNIS, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The football team at a Catholic high school in Hyannis has been suspended from playing or practicing after being accused of using racial slurs in a game this past weekend.

The St. John Paul II School is affiliated with the Diocese of Fall River, which issued a statement on the alleged incident on Sunday.

The Diocese said players on the Boston-based Cathedral High School team told their coaches that they had been called racial slurs by players on the St. John Paul II team during a game on Saturday. The school's administration and Diocese officials are now investigating.

The Diocese called the allegations "deeply troubling," saying that racism is a "moral evil that has no place in our society."

Cathedral High School President Dan Carmody said he had been in contact with St. John Paul II officials, in a statement to WBZ-TV.

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