October 15, 2021

Bay Area high school coach placed on leave after 2019 video of brutal football drill goes viral

EL CERRITO, Calif. (KGO) — An East Bay school district says they’re investigating after a video going viral on-line reveals high school football gamers collaborating in doubtlessly harmful and unlawful drills throughout a apply.

Two college students who had been there advised ABC7 Information the video was from a football apply at El Cerrito High School. One scholar mentioned it occurred in 2019, though it only in the near past gained traction on-line.

A spokesperson for the West Contra Costa County Unified School District confirmed to ABC7 Information that the district is conscious of the incident.

“This behavior is unacceptable and inconsistent with WCCUSD’s values,” spokesperson Raechelle Forrest mentioned in an announcement. “The safety of our students and staff are our top priority and we take these matters very seriously. The district is currently conducting a full investigation, and we will take the appropriate steps pending the investigation’s results.”

On Wednesday, the school district launched the next assertion to ABC7 Information:

“While the incident is still being investigated, we want you to know that we do not tolerate anything that puts our students’ safety at risk. The drills displayed are unacceptable. We have placed the head coach on administrative leave until a full investigation is complete. The district is investigating this matter. We can confirm that the incident occurred in 2019.”

The video has over 2 million views on Twitter and has prompted responses from outstanding NFL gamers, coaches and sports activities analysts who’re expressing concern over the gamers’ security.

“This is so far out of line, it’s horrible,” former NFL coach Jim Mora tweeted. “Who can ever justify this? If a coach teaches this, he isn’t someone you should ever allow your kid around. This is horrible.”

“Fire these coaches on the spot,” former 49er Adam Snyder wrote.

“Parents do your homework- do not allow your kids to play for coaches that do drills like this. This is not football!” ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit said.