The USF Football program is moving on and Hassan Childs will not be given the opportunity to finish his college career the way he imagined it. Following an instance of road rage that resulted in Childs being shot late on Saturday night, Childs was arrested on Monday and is currently recovering in the hospital.
The timing for Childs couldn’t have been worse.
As a senior who is fairly off the radar as far as NFL prospects go, this likely spells the end of his football playing days. Rightfully so. Childs was shot during the incident after twice pointing a gun at a family of three, according to the report by the Tampa Bay Times.
First year head coach Charlie Strong says that Childs took the news well and “totally understood.”
While Hassan Childs faces with three counts of aggravated assault and a misdemeanor charge of marijuana possession, it remains unclear whether the Hillsborough State Attorney’s Office will be charges against the man who shot Childs, 26-year-old Jovanni Jimenez.
For Charlie Strong, it’s a clear indicator that violations of this kind won’t be tolerated; a one-strike policy.
In his first year with the South Florida Bulls program, he spoke on the responsibility to represent the university appropriately.
“When you look at this university and how great an institution it is, and the football program, it is a privilege to represent this program,” Strong said. “And there are standards and there are values that we uphold, and our players understand it is an obligation and it is a responsibility to represent it the right way.”
Charlie Strong joins USF after a miserable tenure as the head coach of the Texas Longhorns. He is looking to revamp his career at South Florida and is taking a no nonsense approach to handling player discipline.