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Mass. seniors suspended from lacrosse postseason for smoking graduation cigars

A moment of celebration brought a premature end to the high school lacrosse careers of a sextet of Massachusetts athletes when the players’ school district ruled they violated a school policy by smoking cigars after their graduation.

As reported by the Boston Globe and other local media, six lacrosse players and one baseball player from Saugus (Mass.) High were suspended for their teams’ postseason tournaments after photographs taken after their graduation showed them smoking cigars. The players violated the Saugus Public Schools policy that bars the use of tobacco by student athletes.
According to the Globe, the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association has a similar rule, which made the Saugus schools’ decision moot