Skip to comments.Aledo coach cleared of bullying allegations
Posted on 10/23/2013 5:25:55 PM PDT by Texican72
Aledo school district officials have cleared Coach Tim Buchanan of bullying allegations following the Bearcats 91-0 drubbing of Fort Worth Western Hills last week.
They found no evidence of bullying, Buchanan replied in a text message Wednesday afternoon.
Aledo, 7-0 and the states top-ranked Class 4A football team, has dominated its opponents this year, averaging 69.3 points per game while giving up 6.7.
In District 7-4A play, the Bearcats have won their first four games by an average of 77 points.
The latest victory became a point of national interest when a Western Hills parent filed a formal bullying complaint against Buchanan.
The question most asked among sports pundits: Does such a lopsided victory constitute bullying?
Buchanan, who has led the Bearcats to four state championships, appeared on ESPNs SportsCenter on Tuesday night, and the story has also been picked up by the CBS Morning News, The Today Show, Fox News and Sports Illustrated.
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Darn, I was hoping of charging IRS with bullying and hazing.
The parent who filed this asinine allegation needs to be identified so they can be ridiculed and despised.
I would be so upset with my mom if she ever did something like this. There must be no father, granddad or uncle in the boy’s life. She still doesn’t get why this was the wrong approach.
The team is in the wrong league, seems to me.
I’ve seen a few reports that it was one of the dads that filed the complaint.
Initial reports indicated that it was the boy's father who filed the complaint.
probably not, this is going to keep happening until every kid gets a trophy and nobody wins.
Have we really come to this? Where anyone with a silly complaint causes an “investigation”, possibly leading to the hobnailed jackboot coming down on some innocent person’s head? What if somebody who doesn’t like the coach was in a position to call it bullying? This is where the police state rubber meets the road.
If he kept his first team in the entire game, that is bad sportsmanship. If he put his scrubs in and they kept winning then that is as far as you go.
You don’t put in players and tell them not to play hard.
Western Hills Wussies
The rest of their opponents are going to make light of their whining
Obviously the winning coach should have loaned the losing team some of his best players to level the playing field.... The only true Marxist way.... Equal outcome based football...
Hey, we do it in government indoctrination camps... Err..... I mean schools....
Hopefully this silliness is over.
It can’t be over yet, obamaramadingdong hasn’t given his opinion on it yet.
I’m a little surprised the dad stirred all this up, but probably shouldn’t be. Some parents these days never heard of good sportsmanship. That child is going to develop a sense of entitlement to be declared the winner, by whatever means, or he’ll think “Maybe they care about me, so long as I keep winning”.
You are correct... And in this case, not only did the coach put in his third string during the first quarter, he asked the refs to keep the clock running when they were in possession in order to limit the possibilty of going into triple digits on the score. The one thing he didn’t ask his players to do was to take a knee in order not to score... I wouldn’t have asked that of any player either...
Crimenentlys, how many classes does Texas have?
It was reportedly a father.
He’ll give his standard “acted stupidly” speech any day now.
Up to 5A, I think. Friday nite lites, y’all!
B? C? D?
The overmatched team could have easily announced a forfeiture at any time in the game, however I doubt the coach would want to express that his team was a bunch of quitters.
So is it that this team is that good or is it that the other teams are that bad?
Aledo is the top-ranked 4A team in the state. They beat the current number 8 team 44-3 in the first game of the year. They are very good, and Western Hills is not...
In eleven man it is 1A up to 5 A plus 6 man plus the private schools of varying sizes in their own leagues.
There are probably 1300 or so varsity programs in the state.
In college Texas has 10 programs in the large batch and @20 of the smaller size colleges playing football.
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