Wednesday afternoon update>
The Linden school district has now dismissed the player from the team; and from the sounds of it, more action might be to come. From NJ.com article:
“The Linden Public School District is extremely disheartened by the incident at the Varsity Football Game between Linden and Immaculata High Schools on Friday, September 11, 2015,” Robertozzi’s statement said. “The Board of Education is appalled by the conduct of this student athlete. His action on the field is contrary to the type of sportsmanship Linden requires from its student athletes. The brutal action taken by this young man is simply unacceptable and will not be condoned. Accordingly, the Board is pursuing the severest disciplinary measures permitted under law and has removed this student from the football team. In addition to the stern action to be taken against this student, the Board shall stress with all of its student athletes that such egregious conduct will not be tolerated and that all athletes must adhere to the highest level of proper sportsmanship that has always been the hallmark of Linden sports.
“While disciplinary consequences have been imposed against this student, the Board cannot lawfully comment on the specific disciplinary action being taken. As a public school student, this young man is entitled to certain due process and confidentiality rights that prevent the Board from commenting more specifically on the actions being taken. Accordingly, the Board asks that the Public respect the legal restraints that limit the Board’s ability to more fully discuss this incident.”
Following the ugly incident at San Antonio Jay earlier this month, another ugly scene has broken out in high school football.
This one comes from New Jersey, where one an Linden High School player ripped an opponent’s helmet off and then used it as a weapon against him:
See it again here:
The offensive lineman required 10 stitches following the punch, but the offending player was somehow not ejected.
Needless to say, this has no place on a high school football field, and the player involved here should have a long, long time to sit and think about what he did.
(HT Barstool Sports)
Breaking: Linden football player suspended 10 school days and at least 2 games after helmet hit http://t.co/VL2vH849NN
— Chris Ryan (@ChrisRyanHS) September 15, 2015