FRANKENMUTH, MI – A sex toy that led to the suspension of a Frankenmuth football player and prompted a police investigation was meant as a joke and was not used for hazing, officials said.
State police opened an investigation in March after an anonymous tip that a sex toy had been used in hazing rituals in the locker room during the 2020 football season.
Investigators interviewed the parents of seven alleged victims named by the anonymous complainant and the parents of 52 players on the 2020 football squad, but all players – through their parents – denied any hazing took place, according to a state police report obtained by MLive through the Freedom of Information Act.
Police also interviewed six assistant coaches, who also denied seeing any hazing. In all, police interviewed more than 60 people during the course of the investigation.
Frankenmuth athletic director Kevin Schwedler said he began