High School Football Coach Vandalizes School To Motivate Players For Rival Game
A Tennessee high school football coach was thrown in jail recently after police discovered that he vandalized the school to motivate his players for an upcoming game against their rivals.
via Huffington Post
Authorities have blown the whistle on a Tennessee high school football coach for allegedly vandalizing his own school to motivate his team against a rival.
Michael Schmitt, an assistant coach at Marion County High School in Jasper, was arrested Wednesday on vandalism charges for spray-painting the school’s buildings with vulgarities and personal insults aimed at his players and fellow coaches, investigators say.
Law enforcement believes Schmitt used the colors of rival South Pittsburg High School, orange and black, and also painted a large “P,” the logo of South Pittsburg, to make it look like that school was involved.
“It goes back to the rivalry,” Marion County Sheriff Ronnie Bo Burnett told The Huffington Post. “It’s a big thing here.”
The alleged ploy didn’t work. The damage appeared Nov. 1, the morning of Marion County’s game against South Pittsburg, but Marion County lost, 35-17.
According to the WRCB TV report above, Schmitt was suspended with pay.
We suppose it would have set a bad example for the team if the coach had been allowed to do this without consequence…and it also doesn’t help that his ‘scare’ tactic didn’t work since they lost in the end.
What are your thoughts on this, Bossip fam?