CINCINNATI (AP) — The parents of a 16-year-old Ohio boy who suffered a traumatic brain injury after what attorneys call a hazing drill during football practice have sued the teen’s coaches and the boy’s former school.
Daniel and Amy Sprinski Jr., of Elmore in northwestern Ohio, allege that Woodmore assistant football coach Todd Bringman directed a drill in which one group of players had to hit their teammates as hard as possible as punishment, with the second group told not to protect themselves.
The federal civil rights lawsuit filed Monday names Bringman, head coach Britton Devier and Woodmore Local Schools.
Messages were left for Devier and the school superintendent. Todd Bringman is unlisted.
Attorney Chuck Boyk says the teen suffered a severe concussion, now has learning and memory problems, and can’t play football.