Tyree Brooks is a star football player in Pennsylvania, and he is in the news because he allowed his emotions to get the best of him.
The two way starter for Spring Grove High School in York County was arrested on aggravated assault charges Wednesday stemming from his intentional tackle of an official who had worked Spring Grove’s game on Friday, Oct. 1.
A police report was not obtained but according to reports from CBS 21 News in Harrisburg, Spring Grove football coach Kyle Sprenkle told investigators Brooks had been ejected from the game in the third quarter, after receiving two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties.
Sprenkle, according to CBS21, told police that, after his ejection, Brooks had been emotional on the sidelines for about 5 minutes, but then was calm for the remainder of the game. The station’s report said the coach then told police at the end of the game he saw Brooks bolting onto the field towards the official who had thrown the penalties on him.
The station is reporting police said Brooks at that point intentionally tackled the official and drove him to the ground. Once on the ground, according to the news station’s report, police said Brooks stayed on top of the official, raised his left arm and hit him on the head with a closed fist.
The attack ended, News21′s report stated, when Brooks was “forcefully removed from the official” by Spring Grove coaches and staff.
Brooks has since accepted responsibility and apologized for his actions. The official needed to be treated by medical staff, but will be fine. This is a case of allowing our emotions to get the best of us.