NATCHITOCHES, LA (KSLA) - A Natchitoches Central High School football coach is under criminal investigation over an alleged physical confrontation with a football player Friday night.
Coach John Daughtery is suspected of grabbing a 17-year-old football player's helmet, eventually pulling it off, police said.
Daughtery then reportedly began to pull the player to the locker room by his jersey.
Now Daughtery is charged with one count of simple battery.
A summons has been issued for him to appear in City Court in December.
Natchitoches police received a complaint about the incident around 6 p.m. Monday.
Natchitoches public schools Superintendent Jesse Skinner said the school's principal informed him of the situation Wednesday morning.
The superintendent said he and other School District officials have since been conducting their own investigation.