No reason to involve police on coach issue
I'm flabbergasted to realize that the coach Al Monaco debacle reached such a level of "criminal" activity that it necessitated police involvement. I am not condoning the coach calling a player "fat," if this accusation has merit. The claim that the player did not see enough playing time is absurd beyond belief. No coach ought to be fired simply because he did not let a player participate more. Should a coach be fired because a quarterback on the football field did not throw the ball to a wide-open receiver? If that is the case, no coach is safe from such triviality.
My concern is that a complaint was made to the Williamsville police that a coach called a student/player "fat." Pardon me for being overly simplistic, but I was under the impression the police's major function in our society is to protect life and property. The time necessary to investigate this incident should not have exceeded a nanosecond.
If this episode is a trend, then we should call the police if someone steps on a crack in the sidewalk. Wait, I'm not done. How about the police investigating a charge by a parent who said a teacher looked at a student "wrong" or is "picking on" a student. This actually happened to me. While teaching in a nearby district years ago, I was brought to the office to answer the charge from a parent claiming that I called his son "stupid." Upon questioning by the principal, the kid claimed that I used that term in class and I "looked" at him. The solution was that I wore sunglasses to class for a few days and the accusations ceased.