Rob Philion, Vice-President of Southbridge Pop Warner, appeared on New England Cable News Network defending the actions of the Southbridge team and its coaches in a recent controversy.
The issue stems from a game played last month between the Pop Warner teams from Southbridge and Sturbridge.
During that game five Sturbridge players were diagnosed with concussions. The game resulted in the suspension of coaches Erik Iller and Scott Lazo, probation for the two local league Presidents (Iller’s wife and Lazo’s brother), and the termination and permanent ban against the three individuals officiating the game.
Lazo has since announced that he is appealing his suspension to the state body that handed down the initial decision.
The NECN video of Mr. Philion’s statement follows: