Marshfield: High school football coach under investigation

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.

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Steve comes to the South Shore by way of the Jersey Shore. Upon arriving at Emerson College in Boston back in 2010, and eventual graduation in 2014, Steve was immediately attracted to radio as an outlet for his reporting. Previous stops before the South Shore include WOBM on the Jersey Shore, WCCM in the Merrimack Valley, an internship at CBS Radio News' flagship station, WCBS 880 in New York City, and a few formative years at Emerson's WERS.