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Linn-Mar basketball player apologizes for house party

MARION (KWWL) --  An eastern Iowa high school basketball player in trouble with police after a house party at his home is apologizing to his team and community.

Marion high school officials tell KWWL that Marion police cited Nate Hutcheson, a senior co-captain and team leader for the Linn-Mar varsity boys' basketball team for disorderly house for events related to a March 7 incident at his home.  Two other Linn-Mar students are also charged with underage drinking at the home.

"I was wrong to open my house to others in the absence of adult supervision and completely at fault for not immediately removing alcohol brought by others.  I sincerely apologize to my team and community for the harm and negative attention brought by my actions," said Hutcheson in a news release from the school. 

The school had declared Hutcheson ineligible to play for the remainder of the season due the Linn-Mar administrative finding that Hutcheson violated the Linn-Mar Co-Curricular Policy.

"This has been difficult for everyone involved, especially, for our team, for our coaches, and for Nate and his family.  I would hope our community would support Nate and his family as they continue to work through this tough time," said Linn-Mar High School Principal Jeff Gustason said.

Online Producer:  JJ Murray

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