plies blasts atlanta high school football coach carl sledge arrested punching player

Plies took to social media and unleashed on Carl Sledge, the Atlanta High School football coach who was arrested on Saturday (August 26) after punching one of his players in the stomach on the sideline during a game.

Sledge is a lay coach at Mays High School, which means he is not a classroom teacher.

The incident took place during the first quarter of the game against Douglas County, one of three games that was a part of the Great Atlanta Bash at Eddie S. Henderson Stadium at Midtown High School in Atlanta.

The punch was caught on the live broadcast of the game. Before the punch, Coach Sledge is seen yelling at the player (#24), and then he punches him in the stomach with his right hand.

After being punched, the player bows over appearing to be in pain.

The game was broadcast on Peachtree TV, and it aired simultaneously on the Atlanta News First app, Fire TV, and Apple TV.

The coach was removed from the sideline by an Atlanta Public Schools (APS) police officer and arrested.

Spokesperson Seth Coleman said in a statement:

A lay coach for Mays High School, who is not a classroom instructor, is in police custody after an incident that occurred on the sideline during the school’s game this afternoon against Douglas County High School.

The lay coach will be charged with simple battery and face administrative charges from the district.

Mays lost the game to Douglas County 48-42.

Watch the “Atlanta News First” (AFN) news report below:

Plies took to his Instagram account to sound off on the incident with the Atlanta high school football coach as well as others who go too far when coaching kids in sports.

In the caption of his video, Plies wrote:

😤😤😤😤😤😡😡😡😡😡 (Do Not Play This Video Around Kids & My Apologies For The Language) I Normally Don’t Post Sports Stuff On This Page!

But Dear Coaches: If U Can’t Coach These Kids W/o Putting Your Hands On Them & Cussing Dem Out Like They Grown. U Should Be Doing Something Else!! #Plies #IGotMotion

See the rapper’s original post, which includes the video, below.

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Source: Atlanta News First (AFN)

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