LA GRANGE PARK, Ill. — A Catholic high school football coach was suspended after a video captured him attacking a player on the opposing team.
Nazareth Academy, located in La Grange Park, played host to Marist High School on Friday.
Late in the second quarter, Nazareth’s quarterback scrambles toward his team’s sideline and was tackled out of bounds. Video shows a Nazareth football coach strike the Marist defender, then continue to stand above him at the end of the play on the sideline.
After reviewing the video, Nazareth Academy immediately placed the coach on suspension.
Nazareth’s principal released the following statement in response to the video:
We have reviewed the video. The coach was immediately placed on suspension as we continue to review the matter.Therese Hawkins