ATLANTA — An Atlanta high school football coach is being accused of punching one of his players during a game on Saturday afternoon.
Video appears to show a coach at Benjamin E. Mays High School on the sidelines hit a student in the stomach. The player can be seen stumbling backwards slightly and doubling over.
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The incident happened during the first quarter of the school’s game against Douglas County High School at Eddie. S Henderson Stadium in midtown Atlanta.
According to an Atlanta Public Schools spokesperson, the coach will be charged with simple battery and will also face administrative charges from the district.
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They say the coach, who has not been identified, is a volunteer coach and is not a classroom instructor.
He has been removed from his coaching duties, according to the district.
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