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Cheerleading Coach Wants To Clear His Name

Cheerleading Coach Wants To Clear His Name


COACH AT THE CENTER IS TELLING HIS SIDE OF THE STORY. STEVE OVERMYER HAS THE CBS 2 EXCLUSIVE. I HAVE BEEN SHUT OUT ALMOST EVERYTHING. I HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO GET JOBS. PEOPLE THAT LOOKED UP TO ME LOOK DOWN ON ME NOW. Reporter: WHEN VIDEOS EMERGED OF HIM OVERSEEING THESE PAINFUL SPLITS AT A HIGH SCHOOL CHEER CAMP, HIS LIFE CAME CRASHING DOWN. [ SCREAMING AND CRYING ] Reporter: WILLIAMS WAS FIRED. HE WAS UNDER CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION AND WAS HEAVILY CRITICIZED BUT DURING FOUR HOURS OF INTERVIEWS WITH OUR DENVER AFFILIATE, HE SAYS THESE VIDEOS LACK PROPER CONTEXT. DO YOU THINK YOU DID ANYTHING WRONG? NO. UM, NOT AT ALL. DID YOU HURT ANY OF THOSE GIRLS? NO. NOT ANY OF THOSE GIRLS. Reporter: IN THE WORLD OF CHEERLEADING, SPLITS ARE CRITICAL. HE SAYS WHAT YOU DON’T SEE WAS HOW HE MADE CLEAR THIS EXERCISE WAS OPTIONAL AND CAME WITH HIS WARNINGS. I ALSO EXPLAINED WHAT TYPE OF PAIN WILL COME WITH IT. THIS IS NO JOKE. THIS IS PAINFUL. SPLITS, THEY HURT. YES, THEY HURT. Reporter: AND YOU TOLD THEM THAT? I TOLD THEM THAT IN ADVANCE OVER AND OVER AGAIN, LIKE IT WILL HURT. Reporter: HE ALSO SAYS HE IS NOT PUSHING THESE GIRLS INTO THE EXERCISE. BUT HOLDING THEM FOR STABILIZATION. ONCE YOU START DOING IT, IT REALLY DOESN’T LOOK FROM THAT VIDEO LIKE A LOT OF THOSE GIRLS WANT TO BE DOING THAT. Reporter: THEY WANTED TO DO IT. I KNOW IT HELPS THEM AND THEY KNOW IT HELPS THEM. THAT’S WHY WE’RE DOING IT. SOME PEOPLE SAY WHAT’S ON THAT VIDEO IS TORTURE, CHILD ABUSE, BARBARIC AND ATROCITY. HOW DO YOU RESPOND TO ALL THOSE DESCRIPTIONS? THAT’S NOT ME. THAT’S NOT — THAT’S FAR FROM WHAT IT IS IN THE VIDEO. BUT IT LOOKS THAT WAY. IT DOES. Reporter: WILLIAMS SAYS HE IS HURT BECAUSE HE HASN’T BEEN ABLE TO GET WORK SINCE THIS VIDEO WAS RELEASED BUT HE ALSO HOPES TO CLEAR HIS NAME AND RETURN TO THE TUMBLING COMMUNITY. WHAT AM I HIDING FROM OR HIDING FOR? I DIDN’T DO ANYTHING WRONG. THE DENVER DISTRICT ATTORNEY DIDN’T FILE CRIMINAL

3 thoughts on “Cheerleading Coach Wants To Clear His Name”

  1. Ima female and splits hurt he was just training her but he should've have had a parental signature for all participating students, this is sad I hope he makes it through this I'm praying for both sides be blessed

  2. He got what he deserved. Anyone after watching the video can see he is a poor trainer and doesn't know what he is doing. The girls are fine, it's him.

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