The district called the behavior “unacceptable and contrary to WCCUSD values.”
In a statement emailed to the Bay Area News Group by district spokeswoman Rachel Forest, the district added, “The safety of WCCUSD students and staff is our top priority and we take these issues very seriously. The district is currently conducting a full investigation, and we will take appropriate action until the results of the investigation are known.
Two students told ABC7 News: The video was from El Cerrito High School. The video was shot in 2019, a student said.
It is not clear if the players were at university or lower level.
Text messages and phone calls to El Cerrito University coach Jacob Rankin were not immediately returned. Rankon is leading the university team in its fifth season. Gauches is 4-2 this fall and Bay Area News Group is 16th.
The video, posted on Twitter by ootFootbaIl_Tweets, has 2.1 million views and is causing outrage in the football community.
It shows a player colliding with two teammates. The player got up and immediately hit two more teammates. The player got up again and was hit by two other teammates. The fourth time the player got up and collided with two other teammates, he stayed on the ground as soon as the video ended.
Warning: video Contains foul language
Kirk Herbstreet, a former Ohio State quarterback, is an ESPN college football analyst. Tweeted“What’s this drill called? A way for kids to stop playing football for the fun of a few stupid little league coaches. Parents do your homework – for coaches who train their kids like that.” Don’t let it play. It’s not football !!!! Fire the coaches immediately !!
Former NFL and UCLA head coach Jim Mora. Tweeted“It’s too far, it’s scary. Who can justify it? If a coach teaches it, he’s not the kind of person who would ever let you move your child around.” That’s terrible. ”
Sean Salisbury, a former U.S.C. and NFL quarterback, was absolutely upset. To tweet“I want to line up the coaches one by one in this team and teach them a lesson.”
Darren Carr, brother of riders quarterback Derek Carr and himself a high school football coach, Tweeted“Child abuse.”
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