Bullying to Harassment
Started by Football15 , Oct 08 2013 09:32 AM
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Posted 08 October 2013 - 09:32 AM
Need some input here.
My son has played football in the same organization for 5 years and with the same group of kids. This year after condition camp nothing was different than any other year but the coaches. We were at day two of full pads practice and the coach pulls eight kids aside and starts putting together what seemed like the QB?s and running backs and receivers. I did not see my son in this group and found it weird as he was one of the fastest kids on the team and has played running back most of his time in this organization.
At the end of practice the coach calls me over to ask me something then says just forget it. At this point I asked, very nicely http://www.manta.com/c/mxjxn8f/the-law-offices-of-kevin-cortright-and-jon-hellesen where do you think my son would play this year. He said offensive and defensive line. I told him that my son has not played offensive line before and listed the position that he has played. He told me to remind him tomorrow of that.
That night we sent him an email asking if he was going to let people earn positions on the team. The email was very nice and polite, as stated by others who saw it. The next day he lets my son warm up with his team then singles my son out in front of his team and parents and tells him the he is going to the ?B? team. Needless to say that this was devastating to him as well as the others on the team and everyone was in shock. As my son was breaking down mentally in front of everyone the coach didn?t seem to care. Then he turns to the rest of the team as say?s out loud that this is our team now and everyone in this group in on it.
We moved nearly 40 minutes away from the organization and travel so that my son can play with his friends and on the team he has always played on.
Next started the lies and harassment by the originations AD. The organization came to us saying that this coach has done this in the past and that my son was on the ?Maybe? list and we need to except it and that if they force my son to be on that team he will get no playing time.
My son wares his own helmet one that is much better than ones provided, it was new. They told us we could not ware it anymore even though he has in all years prior and we get the stickers from the now AD. They then started to check his helmet every day at practice and games.
I was a coach in years past but this year could not. When the new coaches asked me to be on the side lines during games as there was only three of then I was like OK. I have my required coaching certificate and was there at their request. I was then told I couldn?t stand on the side lines because I was not a coach. I went to other games and there were plenty of non-coaches on the sidelines and the AD who told me I could not be on the sidelines was right there.
Then when I sent him an email to stop this harassment he sent me an email stating that my son was a good player and that because I pissed off the ?people in charge? that my son would have to seek another team next year.
I have emailed the league but they never responded to me but forwarded my emails to the same people that are harassing us at this organization.Do have any case against them?
Posted 08 October 2013 - 09:41 AM
Your post is awfully short on the alleged harassment; the extent of it in the post is "Next started the lies and harassment by the originations AD."
What you have described doesn't equate to harassment.
You haven't mentioned anything to indicate this involves a legal issue.
I'll echo PG's advisory "warning" with a twist: (Many) legal issues are complicated. Explanations and comments here might not fully identify or explain the ramifications of your particular problem. I do not give legal advice as such (and such is impermissible here at any rate). Comments are based on personal knowledge and experience and legal info gleaned over a quarter century, and every state has differing laws on and avenues to address most topics. If you need legal advice, you need to consult (and pay) a professional so that you may have someone to hold accountable. Acting on personal and informational advice from a stranger on the internet is a bad idea -- at least not without your own thorough due dilience/research and confirmation as it applies to your situation.
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