A high school football coach forced a Jewish student to eat pork as punishment

A high school football coach forced a Jewish student to eat pork as punishment


An Ohio high school student was met with a cruel punishment for missing football practice, and now eight coaches are on leave as a potential lawsuit takes shape. 

The student’s father said that his son, who is kosher, was forced to eat an entire pepperoni pizza while his team watched, and was told that the other players would have to complete extra drills if he didn’t partake in the punishment. His spot on the team was even threatened.

The boy’s Hebrew Israeli faith prohibits pork from the diets of its members. 

“I felt very upset, I felt disrespected,” the high school junior’s father said. “Makes you question if they are doing their job. Obviously, I feel the culture is broken.”

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