Linden Football Player Hits Immaculata Player in Head with Helmet on Video

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistSeptember 15, 2015

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A member of the Immaculata (Somerville, N.J.) High School football team required 10 stitches after being struck in the head by a defensive lineman for Linden (N.J.) High School on Friday.ย 

Harry Frezza and Greg Tufaroย of myCentralJersey.com reported that the Linden player, who was flagged but not ejected, grabbed the helmet off the Immaculata player and hit him in the head with it.

You can view a replay of the incident below:

The Linden Police Department is still looking into whether it will bring charges against the Linden player.

In a statement to the media (via myCentralJersey.com), Linden Schools Superintendent Danny A. Robertozzi also said the school district is still looking into the situation to determine the nature of the player's punishment.

The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) also reserves the right to discipline additional members of the Linden High School football team should it deem such a step is necessary.

"The member school with which the individual is associated may also be subject to disciplinary action if it is found that the member school's policies, actions, or failure to act, substantially contributed to the individual's conduct," NJSIAA wrote in its 2015-16 bylaws.


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