HS Football

Football coach threatens players with knife

10/24/09 in HS Football   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

There's nothing like a heart warming high school football story.

This is not that story, even though it does involve a high school football team.

An assistant high school football coach in Florida has been charged with threatening players with a pocket knife. The Polk County Sheriff's Office says Christopher Michael Campbell pointed the knife at one of the Kathleen High School players during practice Wednesday. No one was injured. Campbell was arrested the next day.

Wait, he wasn't arrested until the next day? That must have been one hell of a practice.

Authorities say the 30-year-old Lakeland man later admitted to the school's athletic director that he took a knife to practice and told players, "Don't try me today."

Campbell has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill and exhibiting a weapon within 1,000 feet of school property.

My high school football experience was a bit different. I was threatened with a gun. We were much tougher back in my day.
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