PC Principal Suspends High School QB For ‘Inappropriately Touching’ Center While Taking Snaps

Christian Datoc Senior White House Correspondent
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Garrett Moore — a quarterback on the West Salem High School (OR) freshman football team — has been suspended three games for “inappropriately touching” another player while taking snaps under center in practice.

“I’m so pissed right now I can’t even think straight,” Moore said of the October 2nd incident.

According to the Statesman Journal, Moore — a third-stringer who had just picked up the game over the summer — was told by his center he wasn’t receiving the snap properly.

“He wanted me to go way up there and it felt very uncomfortable,” he said. “I was, like, moving my hands and I touched him and he started laughing. I guess I tickled him. I wouldn’t mean to. That’s kind of weird.”

Four days after that practice, West Salem assistant principal Jim Miller called him into his office to discuss the incident:

Moore said Miller asked if he had tickled the other boy while taking the snap in practice.

“I’m like, ‘I guess,’ ” Moore said. “He was laughing when I touched him. I didn’t mean to say tickle. I said tickle because he laughed.

“He calls my mom, makes it sound like I’m a complete pervert and she comes to get me.”

Garrett’s mother, Tamara Moore, told the Journal the suspension is “absolutely absurd” and plans to appeal.

* WOO-WOO-WOO * “Hear that? That’s the sound of 2015 pulling you over people.”


[h/t: Statesman Journal]

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