In the state of Texas, football is practically a religion the same way soccer is overseas. Children start playing the game from a young age, as it’s basically an unwritten law.
However, one 16-year-old player in particular didn’t want to play anymore, and made it known in an excessive and unnecessary fashion. Per a report from KHOU, a player at Clements High School in Sugar Land, Texas, near Houston, stabbed his father in an argument over him wanting to quit the football team.
The argument started at the school after the father learned his son had skipped a number of practices, and the fight continued at the family home. The father was stabbed in the arms, back and stomach and 911 was called. He was airlifted to a local hospital and is listed in stable condition.
“There’s definitely quite a bit of tension, a lot of conflict between the boy and his father,” a police spokesman said told KHOU. “The son admitted that he had been skipping football practices and told his father he intended to quit the team.”
The son is now facing a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and perhaps more if his father does not survive. He has refused to cooperate with police and has given no reason regarding why he did what he did.
Granted, dealing with parental pressure in high school is tough, especially if it’s related to athletics, but this situation got out of hand quickly. Some details are likely being withheld, and Campus Sports will update this story as new information becomes available.