OSBI investigating Kingfisher football program

Published: Mar. 14, 2022 at 1:29 PM CDT
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KINGFISHER, Okla. (KSWO) - The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is looking into allegations of misconduct in the Kingfisher High School football program.

OSBI officials said Monday that the Kingfisher Police Department requested their assistance back in February regarding the misconduct claims.

OSBI officials said no further information can be released currently due to the ongoing investigation.

A lawsuit filed last year claimed there was “hazing that rose to the level of torture” at the Kingfisher High School football program.

The suit claims the hazing of new members ot the team was well-known by the team, school administration and coaches.

The plaintiff claims the football coaches used the hazing to “weed out the weak; push players to quit the football program; and punish those that the coaches perceived as recalcitrant.”

The lawsuit names Kingfisher Independent School District as well as head football coach Jeff Myers and assistant coaches Blake Eaton, Micah Nall and Derek Patterson.

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