Eight football coaches at an Ohio high school have been suspended from their coaching duties after a player said he was forced to eat pork in violation of his religious beliefs.
The Canton Repository reports an attorney for the 17-year-old student said Tuesday he intends to file a lawsuit against the Canton City School District for what occurred May 24.
Attorney Ed Gilbert said the teen was forced by Canton McKinley head football coach Marcus Wattley to eat a pepperoni pizza for missing a voluntary strength and conditioning session.
Canton schools Superintendent Jeff Talbert declined to discuss the teen's allegations.
Get Chicago local news, weather forecasts, sports and entertainment stories to your inbox. Sign up for NBC Chicago newsletters.