Video of a high school football coach in Beaumont, Calif. punching his player in the gut as punishment has been released via FootballScoop.com.
Will Martin, the head coach at Beaumont High School, is seen standing close to the player, who has not been identified, and striking in as the player is standing against the wall and with his arms up in the air.
Some players & some parents are applauding Coach Martin.
— FootballScoop Staff (@FootballScoop) October 16, 2017
One parent of a son who plays for Martin said, in quoting his son, “If you do anything to upset the coach, he will make you put your hands above your head, close your eyes and punch you in the gut.”
Once the Beaumont school district acquired the video, they gave to local authorities who are investigation possible criminal charges. Martin has been placed on administrative leave.