Ten Hunters Lane High football players have been suspended from the team for drug use and possession, the Metro Nashville Public Schools announced in a statement Monday.
A football coach at the school apparently heard rumors that some Warrior players had smoked marijuana prior to Friday night’s 38-0 loss to Hendersonville.
According to sources, the coaches asked the school to look at a surveillance tape at a bathroom near the locker room, which showed 11 players around the area.
The 11 players were confronted and called to the principal’s office Monday. Nine players admitted to smoking marijuana, one said he had possession of the drug, and another denied any wrongdoing.
Representatives at the school said the 10 players have been expelled.
Drug possession falls under Metro Schools’ zero tolerance policy and automatically results in expulsion.
Hunters Lane athletic director Chip Sullivan declined to comment. School district officials declined to release details surrounding the suspensions, citing privacy laws.
Hunters Lane (1-4) hosts Cane Ridge on Friday.