Football Player, 15, Arrested After Allegedly Punching Coach

Saturday, April 28th 2007, 10:25 pm
By: News On 6

GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) -- A 15-year-old high school football player faces a felony assault charge after being accused of punching his coach in the face during practice.

Police say the Grapevine High School freshman, whose name wasn't released, left a small cut under assistant coach Aaron Clark's eye after hitting him Thursday.

Authorities say the student had been quarreling with a teammate when he punched Clark after the coach tried breaking up the fight.

The teenager was arrested and faces a felony charge of delinquent conduct/assault on a public servant.

Clark, who returned to school the next day, declined comment through a Grapevine-Colleyville school district spokeswoman.

Grapevine is about 25 miles northwest of Dallas.