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Comments for: Head coach of unbeaten Messalonskee football team resigns

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  • Passadumkeagah

    So…what happened?

    • Anonymous

      I heard he hit a kid’s face mask with an open hand. 

  • Passadumkeagah

    So…what happened?

    • truthcanbehardtoswallow

      he punched one of his players in the head and was also verbally abusive.  He was suspended with pay, then he quit.  He knows the investigation will dig up many other offenses! 

      • Anonymous

        No he has a business and is probably feed up with the parents that don’t understand that tough football coaches and all coaches in general do to help make their kids better people. If he did slap him in the head and yelled at him he probably wasn’t putting the effort in that was expected.  

        • truthcanbehardtoswallow

           You are blind to what goes on “in his business” and it is a big problem that he can not control his temper.  There is NO excuse for slapping, hitting, punching (however you want to word it) another person.  Stop blaming the student who was abused, put blame on the adult who chose to lose his temper.

  • Anonymous

    According to a source from Messalonskee, he allegedly was a little too rough in trying to get his point across with a student athlete on the practice field during practice.

    • It’s football, rough is the number one aspect.

      • truthcanbehardtoswallow

        Playing football is a rough sport, running, tackling, catching and dodging for balls.  But football DOES NOT REQUIRE GETTING PUNCHED IN THE HEAD BY YOUR COACH!

        • Happened to me more than once, and guess what.  I didn’t screw up again.  Toughen up pansies!

          • truthcanbehardtoswallow

             sounds like you were verbally abused as well….a young man should know better than to assume that if you don’t get abused you are a pansy?  The strong ones are the people who dare to speak against abuse.

    • truthcanbehardtoswallow

      Yes, he was a LOT rough!

  • Anonymous

    I am hearing he grabbed the kid by the face mask. whoopdee do

    • Anonymous

      Probably not something that simple…

    • Anonymous

      I agree, but with the mind set of a lot of people today, can’t do anything to a kid that might upset them or their parents ……………………………………………..

      • thisismylife1085

        put the shoe on the other foot if it was your kid and I heard that it was more than a face mask grab. 

    • truthcanbehardtoswallow

       the version you heard is wrong, we wish that is all that it was!

  • Anonymous

    police are investigating…..although if it was serious one would think that the coach would have been arrested already.  Guess we will have to wait for it to come out.

    • truthcanbehardtoswallow

      He was charged with assault, and you do not automatically get arrested.

      • Anonymous

        where did you read or hear that?  nothing made public yet.
         

  • Davida Willette

    that is a violation in football. maybe he was demonstrating on what not to do 

  • Anonymous

    Teachers, bus drivers, principals and superintendents-and now coaches have all been in the news lately-not in a positive way. Perhaps some kid will launch a paper airplane or spit ball into  unregulated airspace at one of our schools. Don’t do it- the consequences will be ugly son. The smallest event will not go unnoticed by the public and the media.

  • What was the point in running this article before knowing all the facts? Come on BD..Now look at all the people jumping to conclusions!

    • truthcanbehardtoswallow

       I think it is very important to bring issues like this to the public.  Talking is a good thing, even when people disagree or don’t understand.  Something bad DID happen and a young man was brave enough to stand up for himself.  To me, that is the highlight of the story and people should share that to all young people and adults!

    • Anonymous

      The point is he resigned.  That is news.  If reporters waited until ALL the facts were in there would never have been a Watergate or Iran Contra scandal.

      • truthcanbehardtoswallow

         He was actually suspended and then “resigned” and quit on the entire team.  The investigation will certainly bring out a lot of hard to hear facts, that he is aware of so it is better for him to hide now!

      • thisismylife1085

        You teach your team not to quit so now what is his excuse.  He finally got caught and he knows it.  Hard pill to swollow. 

  • truthcanbehardtoswallow

    This “coach” has a history of abusive behavior.  That will come out in due time.  He assaulted one of his players by punching him in the head regardless if his hand was opened or closed….this coach does MMA and does not hit or punch lightly.  Regardless of the open or closed hand….his hand should have NEVER come in contact with his player, let alone what spewed out of his mouth.  Kudos for this young man to dare to come forward while so many keep their mouths shut because they are too scared to tell the truth!

    We all understand football and what it takes to play the sport.  That is not what the issue is here.  This coach was suspended with pay for what he did, and then he quit (resigned).  He also made light of the situation by referring to his football player as a “kid” and how it’s been “blown out of proportion”. 

    There is NO excuse for violence, especially from those we allow our children to have authority over them.  What this coach did to this student is wrong, PERIOD. 

    There is more to wes than people realize.  Lets not be ignorant to the possibility that there is more to this story and many others involving him.  Sometime the truth hurts and is hard to hear and hard to comprehend.  Even Sandusky had followers after what he did to kids came out as fact.  How sick is that?  We should be focused on teaching our children and ourselves that violent behavior is not acceptable!  And also to stand up for ourselves and our friends.

    • Anonymous

      there is a slight difference between molestation and grabbing a kid’s face mask.  

    • Anonymous

      Wes is a good coach and good person, I know him and know how he wants to get the best out of people including the kids he coached.  

      • truthcanbehardtoswallow

         You are entitled to your opinion.  The wes you know is different than the wes that other people know.  Some people are good at putting on a front and pretending to one way, when really that is their cover for who they really are.  Time will tell. 

      • thisismylife1085

        Then if he didn’t do anything wrong he should have put up a fight instead of running.  He can’t run anymore.

  • Old Bear

    The other night I was there and watched them play Brewer High School and he ran the score up in the first half to like 42 or 48 to nothing. I said to the coach what is the purpose of this running the score up. He told me to move my fat A$s up over the hill. Brewer people were mad at me for saying something. But thats what kind of a jerk you are dealing with.Then 5 or 6 coaches started running there mouths at me but of course it took the all whole coaching staff. They all should be fired. Remove them from the PTC for two yrs.

    • Anonymous

      and your point is?

      • Old Bear

        That whats kind of coaches we have teaching our kids.

    • Anonymous

      It is not running up the score, maybe the players and coaches in Brewer should work harder, I hate hearing people complain that a team plays to their best and blow out a team.  The loosing team should get better not expect the other team to let them score.

      • Old Bear

        It was a preseason game and Brewer was playing there 3rd and 4th string players and he’s still played his first string until halfway through the 4th quarter. You have no Idea what you are talking about. You must be one of the players dad or coaches????

      • Anonymous

        Sorry dad but I disagree.  You can teach those things to the kids without humiliating them.  They are, after all, kids.  I don’t know anything about this coach but I’m a bit troubled by the behavior being described.

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