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article imageCoach suspended for paying kids to purposefully injure opponents

By Owen Weldon     Oct 1, 2012 in World
A head football coach has been suspended for paying eleven year old players 'to purposefully cause injury' to opponents.
According to the Daily Mail, Darren Crawford, the head coach of a children's football team in California has been suspended after being accused of paying players to injure opponents so that they could not compete in games.
According to Complex, Crawford has denied the allegations and he said that the scandal is the result of "disgruntled" parents.
According to KSEE, Crawford allegedly offered to pay players up to $50 if they made the 'hit of the game.'
Players on the team told reporters that once the game was finished, they would all vote on who got the best hit of the game.
Allegedly there was no need to vote in one instance where a boy was left with a mild concussion after a helmet-to-helmet collision.
The people who are accusing Crawford say that the coach came up with his plan and motivation after he said that he would avenge a defeat at the 2012 Pop Warner Orange Bowl.
Pop Warner officials said that they are investigating the allegations, but it may take up to seven weeks to complete it.
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