SPARTA, Ga. (AP)-A Hancock County grand jury has decided not to indict anyone after a high school football coach was severely injured. Warren County Coach David Daniel suffered crushed bones in his face and had metal plates implanted in his head following his team’s 21-2 win over Hancock Central on Oct. 14.
The coach was smashed in the face with a helmet during the brawl, Warren County Superintendent Carole Jean Carey has said.
A Georgia Bureau of Investigation probe found that Daniel was struck by a fist, not a helmet, said Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit District Attorney Fred Bright.
The GBI report says Daniel told an EMT he was accidentally hit in the face by one of his own player’s helmets when the player was swinging at someone else.