Video: Does Youth Football Coach Knock Down Football Player or Was It an Accident?

A youth football coach in Utah was arrested this week after police claim he intentionally stepped onto the field and stepped in front of a seventh grade football player, knocking the kid out cold and giving him a season-ending concussion.  For his part,  Nathan Harris, the assistant coach for the Mapleton City’s team claims the kid ran into him as he was going out-of-bounds, but a video of the incident (below) appears to show Harris stepping in front of the 13-year-old as he is about to break away for a long touchdown run. The victim’s mother claims Harris folds his arms and pushes into the teen, knocking him out cold.

Police have viewed the video and the father of six now faces a second-degree felony child abuse charge.

Watch the video and see if you can tell what really happened.

 

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