Youth Football Coach Arrested For Felony Child Abuse – VIDEO
Nathan Harris, a a 45-year old youth football coach, was arrested on Monday, and charged with second-degree felony child abuse, after an incident involving a 13-year old boy in a recent game in Payson, Utah.
The boy, a player on an opposing team, was running toward the sideline where Harris was coach, when a collision took place.
Harris was flagged and ejected from the game.
It was later determined that the young man had suffered a concussion from the collision, and after many complaints from parents and spectators, police investigated the matter, viewing the video, and talking to witnesses.
Authorities obviously thought they had enough to make an arrest, which they did on Monday. Harris was released on Tuesday, on a $5,000 bond.
Look, I'm putting the video on here, but it's hard to tell whether or not Harris meant to hit the young man simply by watching this.
It's only eight seconds long, not totally clear, and to me, it's almost impossible to tell if Harris' actions were malicious.
The referee who ejected Harris said he had plenty of time to move, and there were other witnesses there who could obviously provide more information.
Authorities now have to decide whether or not to file charges against Harris.