A horrific in-game incident during a Pennsylvania football game could lead to criminal charges after a player ripped the helmet off one of his opponents during a scuffle and proceeded to beat his fellow teenager with it.
As reported by Susquehanna Valley NBC affiliate WGAL and PennLive, among other sources, Hamburg(Pa.) High senior quarterback and safety Joey Cominsky ripped the helmet off of Annville-Cleona lineman Josh Hartmann during an on-field skirmish between the two squads. What happened next was horrifying, asCominsky raised the helmet and began to strike Hartmann in the head with the piece of sporting equipment.
The disturbing incident was captured on video and local police have launched an investigation into the attack, with a view toward pursuing charges against the Hamburg teenager.
"The police are doing their investigation, and that’s where it stands at this point," Annville-Cleona athletic director Tommy Long told PennLive. "That’s about all I can tell you.
"It's always disappointing when you see something like this. You certainly don't want to see a situation like this within the lines of a game -- football, basketball, wrestling, whatever.