Prosecute Cheer Coach Accused of Forcing Young Girl Into Painful Splits

Target: Tom Boasberg, Denver Public Schools Superintendent

Goal: Prosecute cheer coach who reportedly forced teenage girls to do painful splits at cheerleading practice, against their will.

A 13-year-old cheerleader in Denver was injured after her cheerleading coach reportedly forced her to do splits at a high school cheer camp. Video captures the young girl crying out in pain and begging for the coach to stop forcing her into the painful position.

Multiple girls were allegedly forced to do splits by the coach, Ozell Williams. Video shows them crying in pain as their bodies are held down and their legs are pushed flat by the coach and team members. The 13-year-old in question injured her leg as a result.

Williams has been placed on leave while police investigate. However, Williams should be fired immediately and prosecuted. He reportedly allowed his students to suffer in pain and ignored their cries for help. Sign the petition and ask the school’s superintendent to remove him immediately and for the district attorney to bring charges.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Boasberg,

Disturbing video seems to show cheer coach Ozell Williams forcing teenage girls to do painful splits against their will. He reportedly ignored their pleas and cries for help — they asked him to stop, yet he held down their legs and forced them into the uncomfortable position.

The video is so disturbing because Williams seems to allow his students to suffer. He ignored their cries of pain. As a coach, he is supposed to be a mentor the girls can trust, not one that forces them into situation they clearly find painful, uncomfortable, and even harmful. I ask that he be permanently removed from his position at your high school, if found guilty.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: YasmineAliceD

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3 Comments

  1. What a brutal coach! He should be fired. This is child abuse and unacceptable.
    There are also videos out of brutal treatment of children in GYMNASTICS by their coaches.
    As well, there is abuse of children in BALLET. Making children dance around on their tiptoes is cruel in my opinion. Just seeing pictures of their bruised and bloody feet is enough for me.

  2. Isabel Brown. says:

    Who vetted that pervert before he was given the position as coach? The school should also take some responsibility for his actions. Sicko!!!

  3. TO BEABLE TO DO THE SPLITS, YOU HAVE TO START AT A VERY YOUNG AGE TO LET THE TENDONES SRETCH, TRYING TO DO THE SPLITS AS A TEENAGER FOR THE FIRST TIME IS PAINFULL & ALMOST IMPOSSABLE, WHAT THIS COACH DID TO THESE GIRLS IS TORTURE & HE HAS TO BE CHARGED & FIRED, HE CAUSED INJURIES TO THESE GIRLS.

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