Marshfield police are investigating an altercation on the football field at Marshfield High School. Fox 25 reports volunteer assistant coach Chris Leonard was involved in a fight between two players during a practice last week. One of the two players is reportedly Leonard’s relative.
The report says the two players had a rivalry, and continued hitting one another after the whistle was blown during a drill. Leonard allegedly intervened, grabbing the shirt of the player who was fighting his relative. A player on the team told Fox 25 Leonard had his arm at the neck of the player. Superintendent Scott Borstel says that’s not what he believes happened.
“To the best of my knowledge, the incident did not involve any choking,” Borstel tells WATD. “The volunteer has been removed from assisting with our football program pending the outcome of the investigation. Upon completion of the investigation we will determine how we will proceed regarding the volunteer and his future involvement in the Marshfield High School football program.”
Marshfield police have reportedly told the parents of the student to decide whether they want to press charges.