Friday, September 27, 2013

Utah football coach suspends entire team to build character

Fox News

A Utah high school football coach, fed up with his players' off-the-field behavior, suspended all 80 members of the team and made them help out in the community instead of practice. Matt Labrum, football coach at Union High School, in Roosevelt, said problems ranging from cutting class to cyberbullying prompted his extreme response, according to the Deseret News . “We felt like everything was going in a direction that we didn’t want our young men going.”

Labrum, who attended the school and has been its coach for two years, told the paper. "We felt like we needed to make a stand." After Friday night's loss to Judge Memorial Catholic High School, Labrum gathered the team and told players he was not happy with some of the players' actions. He told them all to turn in their jerseys and equipment, saying they had to earn the privilege to play again….. “I do support it," Rook said. "These boys are not going to be hurt by this. It’s a good life lesson. … It’s not a punishment. I see it as an opportunity to do some good in the community.” ...To Read More....

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