Attorney: Oklahoma coach didn’t know of alleged assault

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An attorney for a suspended Oklahoma City high school football coach says his client knew nothing about the alleged assault of a teenage boy by four other players in a locker room.

The Oklahoman reports Corey Russell was placed on leave following the Sept. 28 attack at Putnam City West High School.

A campus police report alleges three students held the boy while a fourth penetrated him with a broom handle. Attorney Joe White says Russell wasn’t in the locker room when it happened.

The teens claimed it’s a team tradition. Criminal charges are being considered.

White says Russell took over the football program last year and “would never tolerate this.”

A 2017 Associated Press investigation examining sexual violence among students found teammate-on-teammate assaults occurred in all types of sports.

___

Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com

Associated Press

Associated Press

More News

13 Weather Authority

Rockford
55°
Freeport
53°
DeKalb
53°
Rochelle
53°
Sterling
56°
Janesville
54°
Monroe
53°
Rockford
55°
Freeport
53°
DeKalb
53°
Rochelle
53°
Sterling
56°
Janesville
54°
Monroe
53°
Sunshine on repeat

Sunshine on repeat

Hope you like sunshine, because we have yet another sunny day in-store.

Connect With WREX
Top Stories

Rain returns for the end of the week

Rain has been lacking so far this month with only 4 days measuring rainfall. That should change late this week

Winnebago County 2019 budget nearly $3 million in the red

Not only is the 2019 budget in the red, but the county says it looks like 2018 will end with

Winnebago School District negotiations still ongoing, strike on the table

Will they strike? That's the big question tonight about Winnebago teachers. 

Jury: Man guilty of killing Machesney Park teen

Michael Mernack, 37, killed Rebecaa Finkenhofer, 16, at her Minns home on Dec. 28, 2016.

1 person killed in serious crash in front of Eisenhower M.S.

The Rockford Police Department is on the scene of a serious three car crash in front of Eisenhower Middle School.

Scroll to top
Skip to content