Football Coach on Trial for His Player’s Death

By Sadie Bass

Sep 1, 2009 6:07pm

There is an interesting trial underway…one that is especially interesting to anyone who plays high school sports or has a child who does.

Last summer a high school sophomore named Max Gilpin was working out with his football team in Louisville, Kentucky.  His coach, Jason Stinson, ordered the team run sprints despite the 94 degree weather.  Gilpin ran and then collapsed.  A few days later he died.

Prosecutors argue that the coach crossed the line…denying the players water and ordering them to keep sprinting in the heat until one of them quit.

Coach organizations from other parts of the country have donated money for coach Stinson’s defense.  They fear what the case will mean to coaching and high school sports in general.  Read the full story here.   

We want to know what you think — did Coach Stinson commit a crime, or was he simply doing his job? 

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