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Video Reveals HS Football Altercation That Led To Coach's Arrest

High school coach arrested.

Video footage has emerged from an on-field altercation in Texas that resulted in a high school football coach being arrested. The incident occurred earlier this month.

In the video from a September 7 game between Marfa and Sanderson, Sanderson coach David Donnell can be seen grabbing a player off of the pile. He is then seen grabbing another player, swinging him around and throwing him to the ground.

Donnell was arrested and taken into custody later that night.

Video of the altercation can be seen below. Donnell is the coach in the orange shirt.

Terrell County ISD Superintendent Amanda Magallan released a statement on the incident after it happened.

"The incidents that occurred at the Sanderson v. Marfa football game on Friday, September 7th are unfortunate and embarrassing for both communities and school districts. There were actions by both teams that were unacceptable. The appropriate notifications have been made to UIL and TEA. The district will review the incident. Once all the facts are gathered, a decision regarding necessary actions will be taken. Until that time, and based on what is known now, we support our coaching staff."

Donnell is facing a misdemeanor assault charge.

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