Thu., January 26, 2012 11:00am (EST)

No Charges In Coach Attack
By Associated Press
Updated: 3 years ago

SPARTA, Ga.  —  
Warren County Coach David Daniel suffered crushed bones in his face and had metal plates implanted in his head following his team's 21-2 win over Hancock Central on Oct. 14. (Photo Courtesy of Justin Russell via Flickr.)
Warren County Coach David Daniel suffered crushed bones in his face and had metal plates implanted in his head following his team's 21-2 win over Hancock Central on Oct. 14. (Photo Courtesy of Justin Russell via Flickr.)
A Hancock County grand jury decided Wednesday not to indict anyone after a high school football coach was severely beaten after a game.

Warren County Coach David Daniel suffered crushed bones in his face and had metal plates implanted in his head following his team's 21-2 win over Hancock Central on Oct. 14.

Warren County Superintendent Carole Jean Carey has said the coach was smashed in the face with a helmet during a brawl following the game.

Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit District Attorney Fred Bright said a Georgia Bureau of Investigation probe found that Daniel was struck by a fist, not a helmet.

Bright told the Augusta Chronicle the investigation found Daniel was punched by a Hancock Central player, who claimed he was defending himself.