The WCH player accused of pricking opposing players hands in a post-game handshake enters a denial of charges
(AP) Court officials in Highland County say the attorney for a Washington CH High School football player has filed a written denial of the charges that he jabbed the hands of opposing players with a sharp object in a post-game handshake. Prosecutors filed 27 assault counts against the teen last week.
The student was on the sidelines when his Washington Court House football team beat McClain High School in September. Investigators say the suspect stuck McClain players with what was likely a tack during a postgame handshake.
The case is scheduled for trial Dec. 7. Later this month, the judge will hear a request from the teen's lawyer that the proceedings be closed to the public.