http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?s...582&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter http://www.washingtonpost.com/sport...9dfdca-f868-11e1-8b93-c4f4ab1c8d13_story.html DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- The principal of a Catholic high school in Maryland issued a public statement Friday after published reports said football players on a trip to play Hillside High School in Durham hired prostitutes. Dr. Daniel McMahon said the "school community is saddened and hurt by the actions of these few who do not reflect the character of the community." The Washington Post first reported that the DeMatha Catholic High School team travelled to Durham to play Hillside last Friday night. McMahon said 18 chaperones travelled with the 65 team members. "As on all field trips, we conducted room checks and monitored hallways. The last bed checks were at 1:30 a.m. Saturday morning and the hallways were monitored until after 4:30 a.m. The incident referred to in the newspaper occurred after 5 a.m. on Saturday morning," he explained. The Post reported that some players hired prostitutes from a call service and had sex with them in their hotel rooms - according to a parent with knowledge of the situation. The Post said five players were removed from the team after an investigation. "We come from a faith tradition that emphasizes that we tell the truth and support one another. I cannot, either legally or morally, speak to any disciplinary matters," said McMahon. McMahon said authorities have been informed.