It becomes clear that youth football should be banned and hopefully this
situation will help in getting it done. Youth are at risk, mother's are
hovering over their little ones as in this case, even though they are not
interested in their boy's health and welfare by letting them play. Fathers
and other's are rude and say distasteful things in the process of trying to
get a win. It is time in order to protect the health and welfare of these boys,
and they are boys, from getting hurt both physically and mentally that changes
be made. Payson City can do whatever they want in order to keep
their attorney busy even though it may cost both the taxpayers and this coach. I
have watched the video over and over and what would you do if a football player
were coming fast with their "body armor" they have in their equipment.
How Payson City made their decision when the pros at the Utah County Attorney
rejected it is beyond me. It must be their free reign with the finances and
pressure from helicopter parents. LA Nelson
" The case will now be referred to the city attorney's office in Payson
for possible misdemeanor charges."Put me on the Jury. This guy
is NOT GUILTY. A football player was running toward him at full speed and he
put his arms out to keep from getting plowed into the ground. It was a reflex.
There's no way anyone will prove otherwise beyond a reasonable doubt. Any
prosecution would be arbitrary and capricious.
What is missing in this entire scenario, is that coaches and players are
supposed to stand 2 yards BACK of the sideline. They are NOT authorized to
stand on the sideline, especially when the play comes towards them. It's
in the rule book, folks!! When one runs a down box or a chain, or even
officiates in the middle of the field, you are taught to RETREAT away from ball
carriers, moving backwards out-of-the-way! Why didn't this coach get back
the two yards away from the sideline when he saw the play was coming towards
him? And then why didn't he "catch" the player, rather than repell
him? There is some serious lack of training in that league!!!
If two credible witnesses to the same incident have two totally different
accounts of what happened a jury isn't going to find the defendant guilty.
I know that as a juror I wouldn't want someone found guilty unless I was
sure he was.