There’s hard nose football & then there’s this stupidity.
A California school district says they are investigating after a video going viral online shows high school football players engaged in a very dangerous and frankly dumb drill during a practice.
“Two students who were there told ABC7 News the video was from a football practice at El Cerrito High School. One student said it happened in 2019, although it just recently gained traction online.
A spokesperson for the West Contra Costa County Unified School District confirmed to ABC7 News that the district is aware of the incident.
"This behavior is unacceptable and inconsistent with WCCUSD's values," spokesperson Raechelle Forrest said in a statement. "The safety of our students and staff are our top priority and we take these matters very seriously. The district is currently conducting a full investigation, and we will take the appropriate steps pending the investigation's results."”
A number of current and former NFL players and coaches along with commentator condemned the video.
Friend of the show, 790 Host & former NFL QB Sean Salisbury:
"I wanna line up the coaches one by one on this team and teach them a lesson"
“This is so far out of line, it’s horrible. Who can ever justify this? If a coach teaches this, he isn’t someone you should EVER allow your kid around. This is horrible”
Former NFL QB & current ESPN anayst Dan Orlovsky called it “Child abuse”.
Former Ohio State QB and current ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit:
"What is this drill called??? How to make kids quit playing football for the enjoyment of a few idiot little league coaches. Parents do your homework-DO NOT ALLOW your kids to play for coaches that do drills like this. This IS NOT FOOTBALL!!!! Fire the coaches immediately!!"