California football coach placed on leave following alleged battery after Friday night game

A high school football coach in La Verne, California, has been placed on leave following an accusation of battery following Friday night’s game between Damien High (Calif.) and Bishop Amat (Calif.).

According to CBS Los Angeles, Bishop Amat running back Aiden Ramos says that one of the coaches from Damien High grabbed his shoulder pads and “ripped his helmet off.” The incident took place after a refused handshake between the team’s two head coaches.

Fred Robledo at SGVN shared a statement from the La Verne police department saying they are investigating a battery charge.

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 incident allegedly happened following Friday night’s football game between Bishop Amat and Damien.

— Fred J. Robledo 👨🏻‍💻 (@SGVNSports) September 24, 2022

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles also released a statement that they will conduct their own investigation.

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