A Philadelphia youth football coach is facing a possible two-game suspension and hefty fine after his team blew out an opponent 36-0 which violated an extremely dumb league rule.
According to the coach he tried to prevent breaking a rule that prevents teams from winning games by more than 30 points by putting in his second stringers late in the game while up 30-0 but that didn’t stop his team from scoring one more time.
Via NBC 10
Kyle Williams told NBC10 he knew he was dangerously close to breaking the rules Saturday morning when his youth football team, the Conshohocken Golden Bears, went up 30 to 0. The rules of the Keystone Sports League, which features kids no older than 7 years of age, prevent a team from going up by more than 30 points.
“Less than two minutes left I called a timeout because I wanted to pull the starters off the field,” Williams said. “I put kids in there who normally never played.”
When one of the second stringers, a 5-year-old boy, got the ball he ran toward the end zone as Williams ran along the sideline and repeatedly yelled for him to fall down. The boy still scored however, putting the team up 36 to 0.
Now Williams is facing a possible $500 fine and a 2-game suspension.
“I have three sons,” Williams said. “I’m not gonna tell my son, especially if he’s running the ball, ‘Don’t go out there and give it your all.’”
Former NFL wide receiver Torrey Smith caught wind of the story and blasted the youth football league in an epic Twitter rant