Coach Suspends Whole Team For 'Lack Of Character' - New York News

Coach Suspends Whole Team For 'Lack Of Character'

Posted: Updated:

A high school football coach in Utah suspends all 80 of his players for what he calls "a lack of character."

According to second-year Head Coach Matt Labrum, he was told by the guidance counselor that some of his players were accused of bullying another student, so he took action and now the whole team is paying the price.

The coach of Union High School says that he received complaints not only about bullying, but also about failing grades, players skipping classes and disrespecting teachers.

Instead of hitting the field for practice this week, the coach decided to go back to basics and make his players volunteer at rest homes, take part in "character training," help with their own families and write reports about what they have done to improve themselves.

Some of the teens seem to have gotten the message.

I think we deserve every little bit of it," said one player.

"And hopefully, it will show to everybody that football is not about just playing the game. You got to learn. And being a great person is really what all of this amounts to when you get older," said another.

Labrum says the team will be back on the field this weekend for the school's homecoming game.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • PECO Investigating Gas Odor in Phila Region

    PECO Investigating Gas Odor in Phila Region

    Saturday, August 30 2014 4:55 PM EDT2014-08-30 20:55:51 GMT
    A spokesperson for PECO confirms to Fox 29 News that crews are trying to find the source of a gas odor that has resulted in hundreds of calls to PECO on Saturday.About 400 calls have been placedto PECO as of 4pm Saturday; that is an elevated number of calls than a normal day, the spokesperson says. Crews that are trained in gas odor response are spread throughout the area to try to pinpoint the source of the odor. Reports of gas odors have been made by customers in Delaware, Montgomery, Chest...
    A spokesperson for PECO confirms to Fox 29 News that crews are trying to find the source of a gas odor that has resulted in hundreds of calls to PECO on Saturday.About 400 calls have been placedto PECO as of 4pm Saturday; that is an elevated number of calls than a normal day, the spokesperson says. Crews that are trained in gas odor response are spread throughout the area to try to pinpoint the source of the odor. Reports of gas odors have been made by customers in Delaware, Montgomery, Chest...
  • Summer Heat Returns

    Saturday, August 30 2014 4:11 PM EDT2014-08-30 20:11:25 GMT

    The rest of the holiday weekend continues to look warmer and unsettled. Shower and thunderstorm chances increase late Sunday and Labor Day.

    The heat and humidity will continue to expand Sunday into Labor Day. There is a risk of scattered showers and thunderstorms both day.  Best chance will be in the afternoon and evening. 

    Sunday (88/69): Clouds/Storm

    Monday (90/71): Clouds/Storm

    Tuesday (92/72): Clouds/Storm

     

     

  • Social Media Working To Save Pets Abandoned In A Local Home

    Social Media Working To Save Pets Abandoned In A Local Home

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:10 PM EDT2014-08-30 03:10:39 GMT
    Concern is growing for the health and safety of some pets left alone on these hot summer days.
    Concern is growing for the health and safety of some pets left alone on these hot summer days.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices