Damien High football coach placed on leave after he allegedly pulled helmet off player

Damien High School football coach under investigation after brawl breaks out postgame

A Bishop Amat High School football player is alleging that he was assaulted by two Damien High School football coaches following Friday night's game in La Verne. 

The name of the two coaches from Damien High, which is based in La Verne and was hosting the Lancers in a nonleague game, have not been released at this moment. 

The Bishop Amat football player who filed the incident report to the La Verne Police Department is senior running back Aiden Ramos, according to San Gabriel Valley Tribune high school sports reporter Fred J. Robledo. 

La Verne PD announced that it is investigating the allegations Saturday morning after Ramos, who is 19-years-old, filed the police report.

Jesse Ramos, Aiden's father, told the SGV Tribune that one of the coaches grabbed the player's shoulder pads and "ripped his helmet off."

The incident took place after Bishop Amat head coach Steve Hagerty refused to shake Damien head coach Matt Bechtel's hand, according to Robledo who was covering the game Friday night. 

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has issued a statement on the incident and ongoing investigation. 

Archdiocese of Los Angeles

The Archdiocese said that it has initiated its own investigation and that the person named in the police report will be placed on leave pending the results of the investigation. That individual has yet to be identified.

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