Cheerleader coach Ozell Williams is already under plenty of scrutiny after a video surfaced this week showing him holding down an East High School teen and forcing her into a split.
Well, that scrutiny is about to grow. That's because at least seven more videos showing Williams pushing down on cheerleaders and forcing them into splits have emerged, as reported by the New York Post.
Like the one before, showing Williams holding down Ally Wakefield and forcing her into a split despite her pleads to "please stop," the footage is disturbing.
Wow. Williams's explanation for this? He says the clips are being taken out of context.
“You can definitely say that what was in the video could be seen in a different light,” Williams, who is currently on leave from East High School, told the Denver Post. “I would love to tell my story, but I can’t say anything else at this time.”
Earlier today, the New York Daily News reported that Williams was fired from Boulder High School last year for forcing cheerleaders into splits via a practice known as "breaking." A gym owner also told the Daily Mail that Williams would joke about "punching girls in the face."
(Photo: Kirsten Wakefield via The New York Post)