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Bob Putnam, Rodney Page, Kelly Parsons

Is it OK for a coach to slap a player's helmet?



A coach slapping a player’s helmet has sparked an investigation in Broward County, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports here.

During ESPN’s broadcast of the Cypress Bay-American Heritage game, a camera caught Cypress Bay coach Mark Guandolo slapping a player’s helmet on the sidelines. You can see the video below:

School officials met with the player, his family and Guandolo on Monday morning, according to the Sun Sentinel.

Let’s use this incident as a place to start discussion. Is this much ado about nothing? Was the coach out of line? Where’s the line between getting a player’s attention and abuse? 

[Last modified: Monday, August 26, 2013 11:01am]


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