Castleton Football Players Cited For Underage Drinking

11/13/12 6:06AM

Four people, including two Castleton State College football players, face charges after police raided two underage drinking parties over the weekend.

Officers from local and state police and Vermont Liquor Control focused their efforts on Castleton as part of Stop Teen Alcohol Risk Team campaign.

At one party, citations were issued to three students accusing them of enabling minors to drink alcohol. Police said two of the men - 21-year-old Cameron Mitchell Laundry of Hartford and 22-year-old Cleveland Burwell of Amherst, N.H. - are members of the school's football team and were hosting a party following their game that day.

Police said minors who had consumed alcohol also were issued civil violations.

Jeff Weld, a spokesman for the college, said Monday the football players would sit on the sidelines Saturday.

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