Police: Ringgold High School Football Player Assaulted By 2 Teammates

Police: Ringgold High School Football Player Assaulted By 2 Teammates


A MAN WAS SHOT EARLY SATURDAY MORNING. 12 HOURS LATER, A TEENAGER WAS SHOT AND WOUNDED. TO HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYERS ARE FACING CHARGES TONIGHT FOR ALLEGEDLY ASSAULTING A TEAMMATE AFTER GAME. RALPH IANNOTTI IS LIVE WITH THAT. Reporter: THIS INCIDENT HAPPENED IN WASHINGTON COUNTY. WHAT PROMPTED THE CONFRONTATION IS NOT CLEAR, BUT THE INJURIES TO THIS YOUNG FOOTBALL PLAYER ARE NOT RELATED. I DO NOT FEEL THAT IT IS FAIR THAT I HAVE NOT SEEN THE VIDEO OF THE WHOLE SITUATION. Reporter: HE IS ANGRY AFTER LEARNING THAT HIS 15-YEAR-OLD SON WAS ROUGHED UP BY A COUPLE OF HIS FOOTBALL TEAMMATES AT RINGGOLD HIGH SCHOOL. THE SCHOOL SECURITY OFFICER REVIEWED SURVEILLANCE VIDEO AFTER THE SCHOOLS ATHLETIC DIRECTOR GOT AN ANONYMOUS TIP ABOUT A FIGHT. THEY SAID THAT THEY SHOW THAT HE WAS BEATEN BY TWO TEENAGERS LAST WEDNESDAY AFTER FOOTBALL PRACTICE. CHARGED WITH SIMPLE ASSAULT ARE DEZMIER MAJORS AND TYRESE YOUNGBLOOD, BOTH ARE 18. THE KICKED HIM IN THE RIGHT SHOULDER WITH HIS RIGHT FOOT. HE WAS AND PROPELLED FORWARD AND LANDED FACE FIRST ON THE ASPHALT PAVEMENT. HE HAS SEEN ALLEGEDLY CHASING HIM AND THEN KNEEING HIM IN THE STOMACH. THEY SAY IT WAS HORRIFIC. Reporter: HE SAYS THAT HIS SON WAS RELUCTANT TO TELL HIM WHAT REALLY HAPPENED WHEN HE CAME HOME FROM SCHOOL THE DAY OF THE FIGHT. I TREATED MY SON WEDNESDAY NIGHT, AND I THOUGHT IT WAS FOOTBALL RELATED, BUT HE HAD BEEN BEAT ON THE HEAD, KICKED, I KNOW HE HAD A COUPLE OF RUSES. AND HE HAD A HEADACHE. AND I GAVE HIM SOME ALEVE AND TOLD HIM THAT IF IT DIDN’T GO AWAY IN TWO HOURS, TO GO TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM. SO NOW I WILL HAVE HIM RECHECKED AGAIN. Reporter: HE SPECULATES THAT HIS SON DID NOT INITIALLY TELL HIM THE REAL STORY BECAUSE OF PEER PRESSURE. THE RINGGOLD SCHOOL TO PRETEND IT SAYS THAT THE INCIDENT IS BEING TAKEN SERIOUSLY THE VIDEO IS BEING PROVIDED FOR COURT

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