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Holy Family men's basketball coach John O'Conner has been suspended pending the outcome of an investigation as to whether or not he assaulted one of his players.
During a late January practice the coach knocked down and kicked sophomore Matt Kravchuk, causing the player to bleed from the mouth and injure his wrist.
"It was totally out of line for my coach to do," Kravchuk said. "We were just doing a drill and the next thing I know I'm on the floor."
O'Conner then screams at Kravchuk, "You got a little f*cking blood on you huh? ... good." When Kravchuk tells him he's the one that caused the blood, O'Conner gets even madder, sending him off the court yelling "get the f*ck outta here!"
Officials at the Division II school didn't reprimand the coach until after Kravchuk filed a police report nearly a month later.
"It aapeared to me that they were sweeping this under the rug," Kravchuk's lawyer said. "They told them [the player's family] that it had been handled, that the coach had been disciplined, refused to them what. They're still not being forthright as to what the suspension is. And our goal at this point is to make sure this coach is dealt with appropriately."
What do you think the school should do with the coach? Suspend him without pay or fire him?