Clinton Football Players Charged With Beating Up Teen

By Jim Armstong, WBZ-TV

CLINTON (CBS) — Eight Clinton High School students and members of the football team stand charged in connection with the beating of an Assabet Technical High School senior.

It happened after Clinton beat Hudson in the High School Super Bowl on December 4.

Some Clinton football players allegedly decided to throw a party at the home of Mark Elworthy, the former chairman of the Clinton Board of Selectmen. Police say there was alcohol at this party.

The victim, 18-year-old Cody Riekstins, was at the party because he dates the sister of someone on the team.

He tells WBZ that he was arguing with his girlfriend when all of a sudden eight players jumped on him and began kicking, punching, and beating him.

WBZ-TV’s Jim Armstrong reports.

A neighbor found Cody lying in the street unconscious several houses away from the party.

Former selectman Elworthy is also being charged under the state’s social host law for allegedly allowing minors to have access to alcohol, even though he tells WBZ he wasn’t home when the party started and he stoped it as soon as he returned.

  • mark

    Great football players they are not .nor will they ever be. This is a game not a war or do they know the difference? They all should be charged with assault and it should be put on there permanent record. Not one of them should get into collage! Grow up! Look at what you have done to your families. I bet there proud.

  • John

    You want to be tuff?? Go to Afghanistan and see how tuff you all are. Eight on one.. Cowards.

  • bob

    What a terrible story, poor kid, but John it is very immature of you to compare a high school fight with a war. P.S. learn how to spell “tuff”

  • Sue

    It was not the football team. These are all lies, I was there. It was not eight to 1. Why don’t you ask the kid what drugs he was on that night? And why he deserved this.

    • Sue

      Two of those kids arn’t even on the football team. Get the facts straight. They did know this kid, he is a drug addict.

      • cynic

        Sue..These stories are pre-written…..They are fairly standardised….. Facts always get in the way but to the Media that no big deal.

      • JACKIE

        k who you calling a drugg addict!!???? im pretty sure..we were all hanging out for three hours..everybody havin a goodtime..soo when were there drugs done??? like what are you talking about?? you personally know him to say hes a drugg addict?? i never heard of such a thing…haha its funny cuz u have noo clue who he is to say thattt..your soo wrong its not even right. AND I WOULDNT HANGOUT WITH DRUG ADDICTS EVERYDAY OF MY LIFE. SOOOO…..IM CLASSY.

    • jackie

      and no one “deserves” that wether there on drugs or not..are u serious?! thats sick.

  • cynic

    When Weymouth used to play Brockton it was only news when there WASN’T a fight.

  • Ironic

    No one learns anything. Clinton kids just saw the consequences of underage drinking when they lost out on playing Maynard Turkey Day because Maynard suspended kids for drinking, thus they didn’t have enough kids to play. So now, less than a month later kids, once again, knowing the consequences, are drinking. No one learns anything…..

  • No Consequences in Clinton

    Knowing that they’re being tried in Clinton, they will be given either repetitive continuations for their case, or a slap on the wrist for their behavior, especially if Judge Brennan is presiding. I think WBZ should follow the case as it unfolds. Maybe that will help the local Judge here to give out a REAL punishment for a change.

  • Been There

    Ever been to Clinton? Not surprising. I lock my car doors driving through that town every day. Maynard too. Slums.

  • Resident

    Apparently people don’t know these towns too well. Slums is a very far stretch! Actually visit the community of Maynard and you’ll find they have a lot more to offer than what you conjure up in your imagination!

  • Kathy G

    I would like to respond to “Been There”. I don’t know what part of Clinton you drove through but there are no slums in Clinton!! (or Maynard)!! These towns have hard working people living in them who take pride in thier property. Lets stick to the subject and not bring the town into it. We can’t all be rich like you are “Been There”. The Town of Clinton is safe, believe me. Don’t drive thorugh if you don’t like it.

  • Cody#48

    This reflects too much saying it was the football team these kids weren’t even heard of on the roster i should know i played against them and they’re all good kids thats not to say that these teens aren’t getting what they deserve and are in the wrong because they are but don’t take away from the football team what they accomplished this year

  • Bossanova

    you think your king of the trees? a tree-Meister? no way. NO WAY. you a bossanova? hell no. whos chair is this anyway? not my chair not my problem. i did’t buy this floor. never have never will.

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