High School Football Coach Gets Mad, Headbutts Player Wearing Helmet, Pays For It In Blood

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12.05.15 3 Comments

Football coaches are, inherently, the craziest in all of sports. They are frequently guys who used to play and have the same tough guy mentality as their players. Sometimes, football coaches feel the need to let their SUPER MACHO MANLY MAN side manifest, so they’ll do things like get all up in their players’ faces.

An example: during a game between two high schools in Georgia, one of the coaches thought it would be a good idea to headbutt one of his players while that player had a helmet on. Rush Propst – the head coach of Colquitt County High School in Moultrie, Georgia, and, as Deadspin pointed out, the subject of a really lengthy Wikipedia page with a nearly 900 word long “Controversy” section – wasn’t happy with something one of his players did, so he went head to head with the kid. Ultimately the player won, as Propst started gushing blood from his forehead.

So, two things: 1) Propst is lucky that nothing happened to his player. As we’ve seen in the past, sometimes when a coach hits a player in the head, the player can get shaken up, and if that happened here, he would have gotten into a lot of trouble. 2) His ability to take one bump and start bleeding is somewhere between Brock Lesnar and Ric Flair.

(via Deadspin)

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