About 10 high school football players from South Effingham, Ga., were handed punishment Sept. 29 for a video that appeared on YouTube, reports the Savannah Morning News. The video showed South Effingham football players performing a rap song that contained disparaging remarks and vulgar lyrics about their cross-county rivals, the Effingham County Rebels. South Effingham principal Daniel Noel said he learned of the video about 4 p.m. Sept. 26 from Effingham County High School’s principal, Yancy Ford. Noel said superintendent Randy Shearouse, athletic director Joe Parker, head football coach Greg Manior, and he agreed to allow the students involved to play in their Sept. 26 game until the situation could be investigated further. The punishments were handed down Sept. 29. "We felt like because of the severity of what was said, that we needed to enforce some type of discipline," Shearouse said. "Kids do make mistakes but there has to be consequences so we don’t make those again. We hope this is a learning lesson." The punishments for the players included community service, suspension from one to three games, writing a letter of apology and apologizing as a group, or a combination of those. The parents of the players who were involved were also notified. The video does not take place on school property, but the players were wearing their team jerseys…

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