Kosher student athlete forced to eat pork

Ohio football coaches allegedly force Jewish student to eat pork for missing practice
by Stephanie Czekalinski and Kelly Kennedy
June 2, 2021

A high school football coach was placed on administrative leave Wednesday after he reportedly forced a football player to violate the tenets of his religion by eating pork. The Canton City School district also suspended an additional seven other members of the high school football coaching staff. “I mean it just crosses a line on every level, it’s just wrong,” said the family’s attorney, Edward L. Gilbert. Coach Wattley Marcus and seven assistant coaches forced a McKinley High School football player to eat a pepperoni pizza after the 17-year-old student-athlete missed a weight lifting session on May 20, according to the family’s attorney Edward L. Gilbert. READ MORE

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