Theodore High Football coach back to work after Bayou La Batre fight
BAYOU LA BATRE, Alabama (WKRG) – High School football head coach Theodore is back at work after being put on administrative leave.
The Mobile County public school system has placed Eric Collier, football coach and athletic director of Theodore High, on administrative leave after an incident in Bayou La Batre. But since last week, he’s back to work.
The school system said it followed the correct policies and procedures while on leave, but did not release any information about their investigation.
Coach Collier and three members of his family are in conflict with the law after a fight in Bayou La Batre. Bayou La Batre police describe this as a “premeditated” attack. Police say it all started on Mother’s Day after an incident on Dauphin Island involving Collier’s son. Collier, his son Eric Jr., Shawn Collier and Hayden Collier have all been charged with assault. Bayou la Batre PD investigated felony charges, but Mobile DA County considered the felony a misdemeanor.
Collier’s attorney, Dennis Knizley, said the situation had been exaggerated. He says Collier Jr. was attacked by the alleged victims on Dauphin Island, then he started talking to his father about it. Knizley said the situation has been exaggerated.