There are lots of coaches in every sport that take punishing their athletes, the kids, too serious and they often don’t know when to let up.
The latest example comes from Rockwell Heath in Heath, Texas, just NE of Dallas, where head football coach John Harrell was placed on suspension after his punishment for his team went too far via The Dallas Morning News.
Multiple players were hospitalized after a workout punishment last week required the players to do 400 pushups.
A Heath parent, who didn’t want to be identified because of fear of retaliation, said her son has been hospitalized and diagnosed with rhabdomyolysis, a stress-induced muscle disorder that can damage cells and cause kidney damage and even failure in severe cases. She said her son was forced to do 300 to 400 push-ups with no water breaks Friday.