wxyz: Huron football player says former teammates instructed by coaches to take him out
As if the Huron High School football team doesn't have enough to deal with this week.
Huron receiver Quavon Smith told WXYZ in Detroit that he's been receiving threats from his former teammates at Westland John Glenn High School.
Smith, who used to attend John Glenn and played football, had his picture hung up in the John Glenn locker room. He told WXYZ that his former teammates told him coaches instructed players to take him out of this Friday's contest.
Wayne-Westland Community Schools Superintendent superintendent Greg Baracy instructed the coaches take the picture down, but said the coaches denied the claims of instructing players to take Smith out of the game. Smith said he will not play in Friday's game.
This comes days after an on-field brawl involving players and coaches broke out following the Huron-Pioneer game. Huron will already be without its head coach Cory Gildersleeve for the game who has been suspended for his role in the fight and is expected to have multiple players suspended.
Ann Arbor Public Schools officials have yet to release the amount of players suspended for Friday's game, but Huron is a team that has been plagued by low numbers this season. Huron is 0-8 on the season.
-The Associated Press contributed to this story.