Suspended Sayreville football coach George Najjar stripped of more duties

Suspended Sayreville football coach George Najjar stripped of more duties

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Suspended Sayreville football coach George Najjar stripped of more duties

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Sayreville (N.J.) football coach George Najjar was stripped of his duties of strength and conditioning coach by unanimous vote of the Sayreville Board of Education on Tuesday night, according to multiple reports.

The move is the latest in the ongoing fallout from the hazing scandal at the regional football power. Seven players have been charged in connection with alleged hazing incidents and sexual assaults that prosecutors say took place in the locker room in September.

NJ.com reported that beyond his salary as a physical education teacher and stipend for coaching football, Jajjar received an additional $5,573 for each of the winter, spring and summer as the strength coach. He did not receive additional money in the fall for that role because he was coaching football.

Najjar, according to NJ.com, earns 85,983 for his tenured physical education teaching position at Sayreville, $11,700 for coaching football and $16,719 as strength coach.

Najjar was suspended without pay in mid-October and had his coaching stipend reduced.

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The board also voted to removed Timothy Ballard as freshman baseball coach. Ballard also coached the freshman football team and assisted Najjar.

The district has declined to comment, citing privacy laws.

According to one report, Superintendent Frank Labbe also gave an indication of when the investigation into the football program could be complete. Labbe, who canceled the remainder of the season after the allegations were made, has not ruled out that the team will not return next season.

 

 

 

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