Video: Coaches allegedly allow attack on HS football player in locker room
Police in Georgia are investigating an attack on a junior varsity football player inside the locker room at Camden County High School while coaches allegedly looked on, according to a report by The Associated Press.
Video of the incident reveals at least one coach watching the fight unfold while players roll a trash can with a player inside down the hallway.
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From the AP’s initial report:
News media outlets reported Friday that the teammates kicked the player, threw him headfirst into a trash can, and rolled the can down the hallway at Camden County High School. The reports said Monday’s attack happened after football practice and that a portion of it was captured on video and posted on Snapchat.
According to the police report, teammates had attacked the player after he sat on the opposing team’s sideline during a Camden County-Glynn Academy varsity game on Sept. 4, and wore the opposing team’s color in support of his girlfriend, who is a Glynn Academy cheerleader.
The reports say an offensive coordinator and his assistant are accused of encouraging the attack.
Four Camden County football players were suspended for Friday’s game against Brunswick due to their involvement, according to The Brunswick News.
This story comes on the heels of the orchestrated attack on an official during a Texas high school game last week. Two players tackled a referee late in the fourth quarter following a series of controversial calls (according to reports).