Boardman Football Coach Under Investigation Following Incident with Student
UPDATE: Morrow County District Attorney Justin Nelson said Tuesday that there will not be any criminal charges pressed for assistant football coach Neil Livingston.
The Boardman Police Department's investigation said after interviewing several witnesses, including the student involved in the altercation, that what happened was Livingston pulled the student down by the shoulder pads to avoid getting knocked down while the team was practicing a play.
BOARDMAN, Ore. (AP) - A high school football coach is on leave and under investigation after an incident with a student.
Assistant coach Neil Livingston was involved in an altercation with a football player at a recent practice at Riverside High School in Boardman.
Morrow County School District superintendent Dirk Dirksen says the incident sparked a police investigation. He called it a personnel issue and declined to give further details.
Boardman police say they received a call to respond to the high school just before 6 p.m. Oct. 12 and that no one was injured. Police and school officials continue to investigate.