Lawsuit: Central HS football coach forced player to walk 1/2 mile in his underwear

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    I think it's going to be very tough to prove that coach was at fault enough to warrant a lawsuit.
    People file lawsuits for any or no reason nowadays.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    Entire team said Bob Knight never choked Neil Reid too...until years later.
    One thing is for certain, they lied at one time or the other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by All State Baseball View Post
    One thing that's odd, why wait until the season is over for this to come out? This happened at the end of August. We're now in December. Almost 3 months ago.

    Two things; It's either true or the parents are needing some extra money.

    I don't see how the player can have physical evidence other than telling his parents what the coach done. Wouldn't the coach have the entire team on his side?
    Does the kid have an IEP? If so you canít sue immediately. Lots of coaches have to much power in the school the Bobby Knight story is just a small glimpse. I see major issues in the school district I live in. Many high school coaches are focused on wins and loses. They lose the focus of what high school sports is really about. I agree in college itís a business wins and loses count much more. Ninety-nine percent of high school athletes will never play college. I bet the parents win and deservingly so.

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    I could see the Coach kicking the kid out of pregame warmups. I’d guess that the players were probably goofing around and not taking Western serious. Coach picks a kid that was probably one of the ones goofing off the most and likely already on double secret probation and made an example of him. He probably was only gonna sit one game, then the kid pressed the issue, and got kicked off the team.
    None of this is an issue to me. Team sports require discipline.
    Regardless of his state of dress and adult should have escorted him back to school and he should have been made to strip down (if he was ?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Basketball1235 View Post
    Does the kid have an IEP? If so you can’t sue immediately. Lots of coaches have to much power in the school the Bobby Knight story is just a small glimpse. I see major issues in the school district I live in. Many high school coaches are focused on wins and loses. They lose the focus of what high school sports is really about. I agree in college it’s a business wins and loses count much more. Ninety-nine percent of high school athletes will never play college. I bet the parents win and deservingly so.
    I don't see how that can be true. Part of an IEP may say "you can't take legal action" but I would say the IEP isn't worth the paper it is written on if it attempts to restrict the rights all US Citizens have to take legal action against someone else.

    I am sure there is some case law on Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and maybe someone can help us out with the case law?

    Also, I do not think it is proper for us to be discussing whether a minor has an IEP or not. Now if it becomes part of the public record then it may be fair game, but no fishing expeditions here on student IEPs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    I don't see how that can be true. Part of an IEP may say "you can't take legal action" but I would say the IEP isn't worth the paper it is written on if it attempts to restrict the rights all US Citizens have to take legal action against someone else.

    I am sure there is some case law on Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and maybe someone can help us out with the case law?

    Also, I do not think it is proper for us to be discussing whether a minor has an IEP or not. Now if it becomes part of the public record then it may be fair game, but no fishing expeditions here on student IEPs.
    All I’m saying with an IEP you have to go thru a process with the district first. Then you can move forward.

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    One thing I do know is that the people filing a lawsuit can say whatever they want publically. Defendants are told to not say a word. This almost always makes people jump to believe what they read in the papers. There is another side to this story that we will probably never hear because it will probably be settled out of court.

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    I finally got around to watching and reading the article.

    Due process: I’m going to guess they are referring to being removed from the team. If you don’t have a set of team rules and you remove a player from the team you can get called on it. If you do have a set of rules and you don’t follow the procedure in those rules you are going to get called on it.

    I’m surprised more people aren’t bringing up the AD commits. That right there was not a smart thing to say. I have no idea why he would make a statement like that. He might think it but to say it was not a smart move.

    This happened during pregame which is typically about an hour or so before kickoff. If that’s the case then there would of been plenty of witnesses to the event. I do wonder when they say stripped down to his underwear if they are referring to him in his girdle. While it doesn’t really make things any better they aren’t the same thing. Most players are outfitted with a 5 or 7 piece girdle they wear over top of their underwear. If he still had on his girdle they should of said that instead of painting the picture he was walking to the locker room in his boxers or pulling a Walter White.

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    Timing of this seems very fishy, no?

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    Anyone else find this quote odd?

    It says when the Central High School Athletic Director, Ryan Bringhurst, addressed the problem he said "Because of the professional careers of both of your parents and how you dress, you are the type of kid that fits in better at a school like Trinity."


    What do we think this means and why does it pertain to the situation at hand?

    Thought this was an odd thing to throw in the article without any indication of what it was the kid did to elicit such a response from staff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    Nothing in that suggests to me that the coach made him take his equipment off on the field.
    Swear I thought the same thing when I read it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATLCat View Post
    Anyone else find this quote odd?

    It says when the Central High School Athletic Director, Ryan Bringhurst, addressed the problem he said "Because of the professional careers of both of your parents and how you dress, you are the type of kid that fits in better at a school like Trinity."


    What do we think this means and why does it pertain to the situation at hand?

    Thought this was an odd thing to throw in the article without any indication of what it was the kid did to elicit such a response from staff.
    Not a good look at all by the AD if this is an accurate statement. This is bothersome.

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    From what I have read so far I am not sold that he was forced to take off his equipment on the spot. The AD’s comments are bothersome if he did say that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beechwoodfan View Post
    One thing I do know is that the people filing a lawsuit can say whatever they want publically. Defendants are told to not say a word. This almost always makes people jump to believe what they read in the papers. There is another side to this story that we will probably never hear because it will probably be settled out of court.
    Well if the district and coach is in the rite they should fight it. The lawsuits would go away. A lot of people and coaches abuse their powers. Lots of people are afraid to stand up when they see things happen for the repercussions brought upon them. Look at Bill Cosby, Harvey Weinstein, Bobby Knight. This stuff is happening rite here in NKY. Wait till someone doesn’t accept an out of court settlement , you will be surprised. People of power deserve to control the classroom and sports team including police officers and judges but when abused should be he to a higher accountability.

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