Some parents are throwing the flag after high school football players were forced to bear-crawl across asphalt, the distance of a football field, as discipline.
Photos of severely skinned hands have surfaced following the Monday incident at Douglas High School in north Alabama.
WHNT News reports the superintendent issued a statement standing behind the coach and admonishing parents for putting them at risk. She said, despite "unintended consequences from the coach's actions, students must also be held accountable for their actions." Adding that she's asked law enforcement to stand watch at practices.
The Marshall County Sheriff's office says it's investigating the allegations against the school.