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LISD coach 'extremely disappointed' after suspended players from football team

LONGVIEW (KYTX) - Several Longview High School football players are suspended from playing and practicing with the team indefinitely.
 L.I.S.D. Athletic Director and Head Football Coach John King says he was extremely disappointed Tuesday night after he learned that several of his football players were disruptive at Walmart on East loop 281.
     He says some players walked from a green-out pep rally and fundraiser at Chick-Fil-A Tuesday, then entered the Walmart next door.
     According to district personnel and a customer who took to social media, the players were seen running, screaming and chanting through the store, and knocked over some merchandise.

King tells CBS 19, "I was extremely disappointed when I got word of their actions Tuesday night, and you know, I didn't want to overreact, but get to the bottom of the facts, and I was able to do that on Wednesday morning, and we took action on their behavior.


"We have discipline management techniques in place for student athletes that are at school-related functions, whether they be road trip or the function we had the other night, and there's going to be discipline taken towards them regarding their behavior and the disruptions that they caused.


"It's unacceptable behavior by a few, and that's going to be a reflection of all of us, unfortunately. People are gonna judge Lobo football off of what they saw Tuesday night, and several student athletes acted foolishly and being disruptive, and that's not what we're about and that's now what we're going to tolerate. We have over 200 kids in this football program, and just a handful of them acted that way, and unfortunately, the rest of us have to suffer for it."

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