Police: Grapevine football player punched coach in face
By DOMINGO RAMIREZ JR.
STAR-TELEGRAM STAFF WRITER
GRAPEVINE — A Grapevine High School football player was arrested Thursday on suspicion of assaulting a coach during a practice.
The 15-year-old threw one punch at Coach Aaron Clark after the player became upset during a blocking drill, according to a police report.
The teen was taken to the Lynn W. Ross Juvenile Detention Center in Fort Worth after the incident, police said.
He is expected to be charged with delinquent conduct/assault on a public servant, a felony, said Grapevine police Sgt. Todd Dearing on Friday.
Police received a report about 12:50 p.m. Thursday of the assault at a school’s field.
When the teen lost his temper with another player during the drill and grabbed the player’s head, Clark stepped in to break it up, Dearing said.
At some point, the 15-year-old turned toward Clark and punched him in the face, police said.
The teen then walked to the sideline and sat down, police said. Clark suffered a minor cut under his eye and was treated at the scene, police said.
The 15-year-old was on the sideline when police arrived.