A Texas high school basketball player attacked his coach in a parking lot after he was benched for unsportsmanlike conduct during a game earlier that night.
Jevin Allen, 17, and his brother Jarrick Allen, 22, who also allegedly participated in the beating, were arrested Dec. 5 for the assault that left the coach with injuries to his head, neck, face and arms, authorities said.
The coach, who was not identified by name, told the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office that Jevin was benched during the away game “due to his behavior toward an opposing team player” — a disciplinary action that “infuriated” the teen and his family.
Upon returning to their school, Willis High School in Conroe, Tx. at around 9:52 p.m. after the game, the coach found the teen and his family were waiting for him in the parking lot, authorities said.
The relatives confronted the coach, and the fight escalated when Jevin allegedly punched him in the face, the sheriff’s office said.
His brother immediately joined in, with the two pummeling the victim until another coach and several bystanders stepped in to break up the fracas, authorities said.
Both suspects ran off after the attack, police said. After viewing surveillance footage and speaking to witnesses, deputies found and arrested the brothers, who were charged with assault on a public servant.
They were released from Montgomery County Jail after posting $23,000 bond each.
The coach is recovering from his injuries, and Jevin is no longer enrolled at the school, according to a statement the district provided to KHOU.
“The investigation is ongoing, but we did determine that the student’s address was no longer valid, so he has been withdrawn from the district. We are deeply saddened by this incident and will not tolerate this behavior from students,” the statement said.
Conroe is a mid-size city of around 95,000 residents located 40 miles north of Houston.