It’s not just the Dads who are physically assaulting the football coach anymore


1 Response to “It’s not just the Dads who are physically assaulting the football coach anymore”

  1. November 8, 2009 at 1:50 PM

    please read and tell me this. If you had to guess, did the coach hold a grudge against a kid who deserves to play or does mom perhaps have an overstated view of her own child’s abilities?

    Copyright 2009 The Star
    The Star (Shelby, North Carolina)

    Distributed by McClatchy-Tribune Business News

    November 6, 2009 Friday


    HEADLINE: Frustrated mom accused of striking football coach

    BYLINE: David Allen, The Shelby Star, N.C.

    Nov. 6–SHELBY — A Crest High alumna stands accused of striking and insulting her son’s football coach after the final whistle blew last week.

    “I did not hit him,” Wendy Jones Price, of Manley Bridges Road, said Friday.

    A warrant for her arrest states Price struck coach Roy Kirby “in the back with her fist, knocking him forward several steps and stating, ‘Roy Kirby, you piece of dog (expletive deleted).'”

    The alleged assault occurred immediately after the Crest-Kings Mountain High contest as the teams lined up to shake hands, the warrant reads.

    Kirby and Crest administration referred The Star to Cleveland County Schools spokeswoman Donna Carpenter, who said the system has no comment on the issue.

    Price, 40, turned herself in Tuesday for assault on a sports official, according to an arrest report. She signed a $2,500 unsecured bond and was released.

    “I touched his arm,” Price said. “I walked up … touched his left arm with my right hand. He twisted toward me and I looked at him and I told him what I just said.”

    The confrontation drew a lifetime ban from all schools in Cleveland County, Price said. She did receive permission to pick up her child from an elementary school. Price said now she might not be able to watch her son graduate.

    Price said she approached Kirby because her son wasn’t allowed sufficient playing time.

    “Never sees the field,” she said. “If my kid was a half-butt player and didn’t deserve the spot, I’d just tell him to suck it up and earn (the spot), but that’s just not how it is.”

    After the comment, Price said, an officer jumped between the two.

    “I had my reason,” she said. “It has been going on, and going on and going on. My kid’s love for the game of football is gone because of him. No other kid deserves that.”

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