High School Basketball Coach Beat Up by Benched Player

(PatriotWise.com) — A Texas high school basketball player and his brother were arrested last week for attacking the coach in the parking lot for benching the player during the game earlier in the evening, ABC News reported.

Deputies from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office were sent to Willis Independent High School at 9:52 p.m. on December 5, responding to reports of an assault in the school parking lot.

According to a statement from the sheriff’s office, the victim, who is the basketball coach, said he was assaulted by several people, including a team member, when he returned to the school after the Willis basketball team played at Conroe High School.

The coach told deputies that the team member had been benched during the game over his behavior with one of the opposing team members, which made the player angry. When the coach returned to the parking lot, the player and his family were waiting for him.

The coach said he went into the school, and when he exited again, the player and his family were still there. The confrontation was verbal at first but eventually led to the benched player punching the coach in the face. At that point, the player’s older brother joined in the attack and also assaulted the victim.

One of the other coaches saw the assault and, along with several other bystanders, attempted to intervene. When the fight broke up, both brothers fled the scene.

According to the sheriff’s office, surveillance footage and witness statements corroborated the coach’s statement of fact. The coach suffered injuries to his face, head, neck, and arms in the assault.

The 17-year-old player and his 22-year-old brother were located a short time later and taken into custody. They were charged with assault on a public servant and booked into the Montgomery County Jail.

The brothers were released after they each posted the $23,000 bond.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said the investigation is still ongoing.

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