Parents Sue High School Over Dangerous Football Drill | Athletic Business

Parents Sue High School Over Dangerous Football Drill

The parents of three high school football players in Hawaii are suing over a dangerous drill that the boys were forced to participate in during practice. 

According to USA Today, the parents are suing the Castle High School principal, athletic director and head football coach based on video evidence of players running a drill in which players run at full speed from 20 yards apart and hit each other.

The suit alleges that Castle coach John Hao paid the doctor’s bill for the player’s injured shoulder, then had the doctor clear the player before he was ready to play again. 

“You don’t want to go face to face, get the helmet involved. And most drills that you see that are high-impact are within three yards,” former NFL player Rich Miano told KHNL. “This is a drill that should have been obsolete years ago.”

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