Here's how Corriher-Lipe Middle School head football coach Douglas Pruitt explains what happened between assistant coach Jared Gallagher and a 12-year-old player this week in Rowan County, N.C.:
Gallagher was walking with the 12-year-old boy to the locker room after practice and choked him.
Pruitt tried to intervene, but Gallagher tried to fight him, according to the report. A parent then got involved as Pruitt called 911 for help.
When deputies arrived they approached Gallagher and asked him to put his hands behind his back.
Gallagher did not comply, according to the report, and was tased by the deputy. Gallagher reportedly pulled the prongs out of his body and was shocked again by another officer behind him, the report stated. Gallagher was shocked for a third time and fell to the ground where he was restrained by officers.
Fun Fact No. 1: Gallagher's non-football job is "full-time In-School-Suspension (ISS) assistant."
Fun Fact No. 2: He's already out on $5K bail.