So they suspended that coach for smacking his player upside the head during a game last weekend. Surprised? Hell to the no! I wasn’t sure what the outcome would be, but I guess the Broward County School board had to cover their proverbial asses. The kid and his family LOVE the coach, his former and current players sing his praises but man, in this day and age, you get one You Tube moment and it could all be over. Realistically, the shot heard ‘round the world, was a split second. A moment in time, but because of Social Media and seeing it over and over again it looks bad.
You keep hearing, “in this day and age, he went too far”. That’s because everybody’s got a camera and trying to bring you down! Flashback to when I played high school football, (no we didn’t wear leather helmets) when we screwed up, our coach, and he was a bad dude, had a 4 foot wooden paddle with holes drilled into it and would pummel our asses with it. I’m not kidding! Not once did my Mom and Dad come to the school and say, “you paddled my boy! I want you suspended”. No, he was a great man and I love him to this day. He was disciplining us, and I hated it! It only happened to me once; I knew better and didn’t screw up again.
Should coaches be able to beat the crap out of kids? That’s not what I’m saying, but this was football, the heat of the moment, the kid was out of it and the coach was saying, “wake up, and get your head in the game” and because of his emotions getting away from him…he’s now on the sidelines, mocked nationally and suspended. Who loses here? The kids, who don’t have their coach for 2 games.