Dimond Football player speaks out on sexual assault scandal

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - As the investigation into the alleged Sexual Assault on the Dimond Football team rolls on, one member of the team decided to speak publicly.
KTUU's Derek Minemyer brings us more.
THE TEAM WAS IN FAIRBANKS WHEN THE ALLEGED ABUSE HAPPENED.
IN A DARK GYMNASIUM PACKED FULL WITH SLEEPING HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYERS, THE PLAYER WHO SPOKE TO US SAYS IT WOULD HAVE BEEN ONLY TOO EASY TO SNEAK PAST PATROLS.
"Coaches are taking shifts. it's very hard to differentiate between a bag and a person. And it's probably very easy to wait until the coach isn't looking and then just go and grab someone."
"This is the first time I've ever seen or heard about it. 17:07:26 And I wouldn't call it hazing this is definitely sexual assault. I'm not sugarcoating that. This is sexual assault. It's wrong. It's different. It's not OK."
AND IRONICALLY, THIS PLAYER SAYS THE COACHES SPOKE TO THE TEAM ABOUT UNITY... RIGHT BEFORE THE ALLEGED ABUSE TOOK PLACE...
"As for the night that it happened, coincidentally there was a conversation with the coach, this was after we had unfortunately lost, he had took a knee with us and he said, he had talked about how we should come together as a family, and how we should make good choices, what drugs can do to people."
SINCE MONDAY, ATTACKS FROM COUNTLESS PEOPLE ON SOCIAL MEDIA, SUGGESTING FIRING COACHES, AND ENDING THE DIMOND HIGH FOOTBALL SEASON FOR GOOD.
"when you throw heat at the coaches for this, or you through heat at the entire senior class, you are more or less belittling the innocent rather than the aggressors in this."
"so when people say that the coaches should be fired I definitely don't believe that is true. This wasn't their fault. It's not like they're not patrolling and they were looking for the stuff."
THE TEAM IS STILL HOLDING OUT HOPE THAT THE SEASON WILL CONTINUE. SENIORS WHO HAVE WORKED HARD TO PERFORM IN THEIR LAST YEAR UNDER FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS.
"90% of the seniors, or the ones that didn't do it, are extremely upset. They're not emotionally scarred by it, they weren't the victims. But they are upset because now our seasons in jeopardy. We are down a week. So that means we have to get back in gear. "