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Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 7:00am

No Charges In Coach Attack

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.