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Offline dan82564

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Player's broken leg
« on: October 10, 2010, 08:49:40 PM »
We start the game with an onside kick same as I have done for every game the past 5+ years. 2 of my players hit a player from the other team as he was trying to recover the ball. They end up breaking the players leg. Next thing I know the parents of the player and a few of the oposing coaches were acusing me of intentionally trying to hurt the player. They even went on shouting and screaming that I was gunning for the player. I must of kicked off 100 times over the years and never did a player get seriously hurt. It was a fluke thing, I feel bad for the player but to suggest that Im personally attacking that player!! This shit pisses me off, like I was to know that they were going to put that player in the spot I kick to every time..

Now I hear that the parents tried to file charges against me, and are threatening with a civil suit??

Did I mention that there was no flag thrown and the official said it was a clean hit..

Thanks for letting me vent.

Dan

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Re: Player's broken leg
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2010, 10:11:36 PM »
We start the game with an onside kick same as I have done for every game the past 5+ years. 2 of my players hit a player from the other team as he was trying to recover the ball. They end up breaking the players leg. Next thing I know the parents of the player and a few of the oposing coaches were acusing me of intentionally trying to hurt the player. They even went on shouting and screaming that I was gunning for the player. I must of kicked off 100 times over the years and never did a player get seriously hurt. It was a fluke thing, I feel bad for the player but to suggest that Im personally attacking that player!! This shit pisses me off, like I was to know that they were going to put that player in the spot I kick to every time..

Now I hear that the parents tried to file charges against me, and are threatening with a civil suit??

Did I mention that there was no flag thrown and the official said it was a clean hit..

Thanks for letting me vent.

Dan
Oh boy. Better get a copy of this kid's liability waiver.

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Re: Player's broken leg
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2010, 11:10:44 PM »
Stuff happens.  But that's why you should have coaching insurance. 
A football player needs to be three things in order to be a good football player. He must be agile, mobile, and hostile.

Offline Dusty Ol Fart

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Re: Player's broken leg
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2010, 11:18:12 PM »
During my tenure on the sidelines I have witnessed a broken patella (Knee Cap), a cracked hip (at the ball), and a broken radius and ulna (forearm) all freak injuries.  The last one was ghastly to see by most descriptions yet I simply did everything I could to take care of the young man and then pass it off to the experts. The boy is now playing HS ball and is none the worse for wear. In none of the aforementioned cases did the parents even consider repercussions against me or the opposition. 

Football is one of the most physical sports there is. To this day I pray that none of the kids get hurt playing the game I love regardless of whose team they are on.  Yet I understand that these things happen.  A lawsuit is nothing more than grasping for straws and a fruitless endeavor.  Emotions are getting the best of things and I suggest a cooling off period before anyone discusses it further.   

So far all you have is a knee jerk reaction to a bad situation.  There is no evidence to support their cause. Sad that folks would even consider such a cause of action.  Even more sad at the fact that I am not surprised. 

Lay low and let it blow over.  Any decent layer will tell them they haven;t got a prayer.

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