Mo. Player Charged for Hitting Player with Helmet

5 years 5 months 4 days ago Tuesday, November 19 2013 Nov 19, 2013 Tuesday, November 19, 2013 1:42:00 PM CST November 19, 2013 in News
By: The Associated Press

PLATTE CITY - A Missouri high school football player is charged with assault for allegedly ripping off another player's helmet and hitting him in the head with it during a game, causing a concussion.

Platte County prosecutor Eric Zahnd says 17-year-old Colin W. Byrd, of Platte County High School, was charged Tuesday with misdemeanor assault for the Oct. 18 incident during a game against Winnetonka High School.

Byrd's lawyer Anthony Bologna said it's a "very unfortunate incident" that his office has yet to fully investigate.

In the probable cause statement, a game official said Byrd and the other player were headed out of bounds when they fell. The official said Byrd twisted the player's helmet off and struck him in the head with it.

Zahnd says the victim still suffers from concussion symptoms.

 

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