Local athlete's alleged misconduct sp...

Local athlete's alleged misconduct sparks outrage

There are 13 comments on the KIMA story from Dec 31, 2011, titled Local athlete's alleged misconduct sparks outrage. In it, KIMA reports that:

A local high school athlete's misconduct is making waves across the country. The incident happened December 23rd at a basketball game between Connell and Highland High school Video of the game has gone viral.

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Disgusted

Brockton, MA

#1 Jan 5, 2012
where are the adults that allow this type of violent behavior? when someone gets seriously injured by being slammed to the ground, you can bet that there will be plenty of lawsuits to go around.

someone needs to take these little goons off of the basketball court and into aggression management classes. appalling and disgusting sportsmanship.
Marty B

San Antonio, TX

#2 Jan 5, 2012
The big kid needs to be counseled on his aggression and weight problems. I don't know what kind of adults are sitting in attendce because if this would have happened here in North Carolina we would have stopped the game and demanded that the husky child be ejected.
Fair play

Ellijay, GA

#3 Jan 5, 2012
#34 is a thug and will probably be in prison before he's 25. I would also question his parents child raising skills.

His coach is also a disgrace for not pulling him out of the game after his second excessively violent foul. Nice job Coach, teaching a kid he can get away with that behavior. You're a real credit to the school system.

Not to leave anyone out, the referees should be replaced asap for gross incompetence.

If the governing body of sports in Washington does nothing about this incident, they should all be made to walk the plank.

Dear #34...good luck in the big house.
Tom Randall

Auburn Hills, MI

#4 Jan 5, 2012
He just needs Tanya Harding to set him straight. Bet he won't be so tough after someone hobbles his fat ass.
john

Tipp City, OH

#5 Jan 5, 2012
bully
Randy

Brooklyn, NY

#6 Jan 5, 2012
Mr. Cole is being allowed to play football on the basketball court. His coach is apparently content to let him get away with as much violence as possible until the refs, who failed miserably, stop him.
As a multi-sport varsity and college official, this video is the worst I've ever seen. If the athletic director has any backbone, he should consider suspending Mr Cole and the coach, not for the the entire season, but to set the point. Someone will get hurt and the school, coach, Mr. Cole and the town will have no defense given Mr. Cole's unsportsmanlike behavior. Ask your town attorney. It's a lawsuit waiting to happen, though the first point is that the game should be played fairly and by the rules.
lakerfan

Murfreesboro, TN

#7 Jan 5, 2012
I agree with what all of you said. There's no excuse for that. #34 thought it was all a game. As for the coach supporting him and letting him around his 7-year-old....don't even get me started on that one.
nathan

Eugene, OR

#8 Jan 5, 2012
i believe the kids a bully there are plenty of bullies in every school. Its time for an example to be set and it starts with the coaches and officials. the kids humiliated now with the video going viral and he should be. People are taking this crime seriously because weve all dealt with this crap one way or another in are lifes. these coaches and administrators are all drinking the same koolaid they wont do jack to punish the coach but now with the video going viral they will have to do something finally a positive for having dam video cameras everywhere.#34 chubby mcgee, and "coach" you are a disgrace to the beautiful game we love
nathan

Eugene, OR

#9 Jan 5, 2012
ogarza@nfsd.org

heres the coaches email. maybe people can give him coaching advice
kenj

Easthampton, MA

#10 Jan 5, 2012
This is from the Connell athletic handbook - what a joke
Sportsmanship Student participants representing teams of Connell High School are expected to exemplify the highest standards of good sportsmanship. Sportsmanship consists of courtesy, fairness, and respectfulness to officials, teammates, opponents, coaches, and all others associated with the sport or contest.
kenj

Easthampton, MA

#11 Jan 5, 2012
nathan wrote:
ogarza@nfsd.org
heres the coaches email. maybe people can give him coaching advice
include the Superintendent Gregg Taylor gtaylor@nfsd.org
the coach will just delete your email.
peter

Two Rivers, WI

#12 Jan 6, 2012
what else can be said? it's sad, and for the coach to say the team and school is behind them. really?
the officials working the game should never see a basketball couirt again, unless it's from the bleachers.
Biohazzard

United States

#13 Jan 6, 2012
This kid is a fat@$$ who clearly has no talent..Im surprised he didnt have a heart attack running up and down the floor...maybe he thought that one player driving to the basket was packing a pizza or double cheeseburger. Nice job on being a no talent thug who wont get a look now from even a Jr college for football..not that hes that talented anyway.

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