Tuesday, September 22, 2015

High school football player accused of smearing 'IcyHot' in opponent's face during game (VIDEO)

Just a few weeks into a new high school football season, where we have already seen a referee get blind-sided by two players and another whacking an opponent with his own helmet, now comes accusations of another unique assault on the playing field.

After this disturbing trend of criminal incidents on the field, now a California high school football player is being accused of smearing a heat-rub substance in an opponent's face during the middle of a game.

During a game between Bishop Mora Salesian High School and La Canada High School on September 4, a Salesian player allegedly reached under Angel Salazar's helmet and smeared a white substance similar to IcyHot on his opponent's face during a pile-up.

In a video shared on Thursday that apparently shows the incident, a Salesian football player appearing to wear a No. 16 jersey is shown doing a rubbing motion during alleged contact with Salazar.

"Our player came to the sidelines and he was covered in Icy-Hot. Covered in his face," La Canada Principal Ian McFeat told CBS Los Angeles.

Minutes following the incident, Salazar, wearing a No. 7 jersey, ran to the referee before going to his team's sideline as he pointed to his face which had a white substance on it.

Salesian's Rahyme Johnson, who has committed to UCLA, allegedly had a white substance on his pants and was seen taking off his gloves and washing his hands, La Canada Online reported.

After a 10-minute delay during the game, officials could not prove what happened but said they would be reporting Salazar and Johnson to the CIF-Southern Section — the governing body for high school athletics in most of southern California. 

Salazar had his face and neck flushed with water by trainers on the sideline following the incident, and officials ruled no players would be ejected and that there would be no penalties. Salesian won the game 27-0.

Salazar and his mother decided not to press charges and are still waiting for an apology, but might likely hear charges of racial slurs on the field as an excuse once again.

Ah, for the days of Ben Gay in a jockstrap.

1 comment:

  1. UCLA should step up, sever all ties with Johnson, and revoke his scholarship offer. There is no room for this type of behavior in sports or society, and an example should be made.