AKRON, OH (WOIO) - An Akron high school football coach has been suspended after being accused of mistreating two players during last week's football game.
Akron Public Schools is investigating a complaint against Firestone High School football coach Tim Flossie, after a parent accused him of verbally abusing a player and slapping another.
Players and coaches have been informed about the incident and the necessary changes.
Some Firestone parents believe there should be a permanent replacement if the allegations are true.
"If it's an ongoing issue, where it's happening all the time, it probably needs to be addressed and maybe the guy needs to be replaced," said Tim Hershman.
Hershman's daughter is a freshman at Firestone. As a parent, he says the number of complaints about Flossie raises his concern, but he also understands the complexities of coaching an aggressive sport, like football.
"As a coach, I think you should be able to walk the line and have a balance," said Hershman.
In 2011, Flossie was also under investigation for allegedly abusing a player.