Coach gets into fight with opposing team's player, police report says
November 28, 2017 06:25 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A Cibola High School football coach has resigned after police said he got into a locker room fight with a player.
It happened before the last game of the season at the opposing team's school in Rio Rancho. According to a police report, the fight began when the coach asked the team to get in the locker room. That sparked a verbal argument with one of the players.
Police said the coach tackled the player into a locker and then two began to wrestle. The coach even grabbed the 17-year-old by his face mask and ripped his helmet off.
According to the police report, the player’s teammates stepped in to break up the fight before another coach came in and diffused the situation.
The victim has not filed charges against the coach, but Albuquerque Public School officials said he resigned earlier this month.
One player on the team said while he didn’t witness the altercation, head coach Rod Williams recently addressed the incident and went over the code of conduct.
"Coach Williams was like, 'We're going to get through this as a team and like we’re going to get past this," player Aaron Valtieria said.
Williams did not return our calls for comment.
Updated: November 28, 2017 06:25 PM
Created: November 28, 2017 05:49 PM
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