Coach: Football Team Must Earn Privilege to Play


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Cyberbullying, skipping class and bad grades -- just some of the reasons a football coach in Utah decided there would be no more football until his players made some improvements off the field.

According to the Deseret News, coach Matt Labrum and his staff decided to suspend all 80 players from the team.

Members of the Union High School football team were told after last Friday night's game to turn in their jerseys and their equipment.

The coaches said there would be no football until they earned the privilege to play.

Instead of practicing during the days leading up this weekend's homecoming game, players were told to perform community service, attend study hall and a class on character development.

School administrators and parents supported the move.

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