Two Bishop Amat football players accuse rival coach of assault; police investigating
Two Bishop Amat football players allege they were physically assaulted by Damien High School football coaches at a game Friday evening — and now head football coach Matt Bechtel has been suspended.
Aiden Ramos, a 19-year-old running back for Bishop Amat Memorial High School, alleges that the Damien High head football coach, along with another coach, ripped his helmet off his head and grabbed his shoulder pads, after he and the coaches exchanged heated words after a tense rivalry game Friday.September 24, 2022 La Verne Police Lt.LA VERNE, Calif.01:29 A Bishop Amat High School football player is alleging that he was assaulted by two Damien High School football coaches following Friday night's game in La Verne.
Bechtel could not be reached Monday, and a front desk operator for Damien High School referred The Times to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles for comment.Ramos’ dad, Jesse Ramos, that the altercation left his son with a bruise under his left eye, and that a police report was filed Saturday morning with the La Verne Police Department.“The incident occurred after the football game between Damien High School and Bishop Amat High School on September 23, 2022,” Prows wrote in a press release.Advertisement On Saturday, a second Bishop Amat football player — who asked to remain anonymous — filed a police report with the La Verne Police Department, The Times has confirmed.Both teams were rushed off the field after the handshake line turned into a brawl.In a statement Saturday, La Verne Police Chief Colleen Flores said her department was investigating a battery at the Damien High versus Bishop Amos football game.” The Archdiocese of Los Angeles, which oversees Damien and Bishop Amat, sent a letter to parents on Saturday evening indicating that it is aware of the investigation and that a Damien football coach named in the incident report had been placed on leave pending the result of the investigation with the La Verne Police Department and the Archdiocese.“A 19-year-old Bishop Amat student alleges two subjects battered him, and at least one of the subjects involved is a Damien High School Football Team coach,” the statement read.The La Verne police department is investigating a battery charge in which a 19-year-old alleges two subjects battered him, and one involves a Damien high football coach.
“The La Verne Police Department is actively investigating the incident, and no further details are available at this time.“An internal investigation has been initiated into the matter by the Archdiocese.This article will continue to be updated as more information becomes available.” In a separate statement released Saturday, the archdiocese said that it had launched an internal investigation, and that one of the Damien High School coaches involved in the incident had been placed on leave.The statement did not specify which of the coaches was suspended, but sources confirmed to The Times it was Bechtel.Damien head football coach Matt Bechtel said he could not comment.“The Archdiocese has been advised that a report has been made with the La Verne Police Department concerning the incident,” the statement read.Related Topics.“According to Archdiocesan policy, the person named in the report has been placed on administrative leave pending the result of the investigations of the police department and the Archdiocese.Bechtel appeared to confront Hagerty about it as players were continuing to shake hands.
” Damien High and Bishop Amat athletic directors Jeff Grant and Joe Hoggatt, respectively, could not be reached for comment.Tensions rose Friday evening after a victorious 35-7 win by Bishop Amat against its longtime rival, when Bishop Amat head coach Steve Haggerty refused to shake Bechtel’s hand after the game.Hagerty refused to talk after and took his team out without answering questions.Sources told The Times Bechtel confronted Haggerty and it wasn’t long before players and coaches began to attack one another..
latsondheimer Two Catholic schools, right 19 year olds playing high school football?
Damien football coach placed on leave after Bishop Amat football player alleges assaultLa Verne Police are investigating an allegation that two Damien football coaches assaulted an opposing player during a postgame incident Friday night.
Bishop Amat football player claims he was assaulted by Damien HS coach during brawl caught on videoPolice in La Verne said a 19-year-old Bishop Amat football player claims two people battered him during a brawl caught on camera, and at least one of them is a Damien High School football coach. 19! 19 year old STUDENT!! 🤨🤔 will he graduate as a 20year old 😲 Thugs and losers
Damien High football coach placed on leave after he allegedly pulled helmet off playerA football player from Bishop Amat High School filed a police report alleging a coach from Damien High put his hands on him during a postgame brawl. A 19-year-old HS football player? 🤔
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