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Lawsuit is filed by former Warren County football coach

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The Warren County High School head football coach badly hurt in a fight after his team’s 2011 win at rival Hancock Central High School has filed a federal lawsuit against the Hancock County School District, three off-duty Hancock County sheriff’s deputies who had been hired to provide security at the stadium and the Hancock player he says hit him in the face with a helmet.

Warren County High School Coach David Daniels stands for the playing of the National Anthem prior to the start of football action between Warren County and Washington Wilkes at Warren County High School  Friday evening  October 21, 2011. No penalty was called.      MICHAEL HOLAHAN/FILE
MICHAEL HOLAHAN/FILE
Warren County High School Coach David Daniels stands for the playing of the National Anthem prior to the start of football action between Warren County and Washington Wilkes at Warren County High School Friday evening October 21, 2011. No penalty was called.

After the Oct. 14, 2011, game, which Warren County won 21-2, the Warren players were locked out of the visiting locker room, and a group of more than 30 Hancock players attacked the Warren players, Warren County Superintendent Dr. Jean Carey said at the time.

“Our players had nowhere to go, and felt like they had to defend themselves,” Carey said.

Read the rest of the story on the Web site of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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BubbaOne
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BubbaOne 10/25/13 - 03:45 pm
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Hancock County Lawsuit

This case is going to be an example of how football can go very ugly, very fast. When you have a situation where the police are improperly trained, the coaches don't instruct the players on sportsmanship, and the players themselves see violence as the answer, people are going to get hurt. In this case, it's the Warren County football coach, David Daniel, who is permanently scarred and hurt after being hit in the face with a helmet.

I hope the jury awards Mr. Daniel all that he is asking for. The Hancock County School System needs to be shown that this type of behavior will not be tolerated and will be punishable by law.

crossyourarms
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crossyourarms 10/19/13 - 10:17 am
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Wow.. sore losers much? Such

Wow.. sore losers much?
Such class.

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