Pee Wee Football Coach Apologizes For Cold-Cocking His Player

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A youth football coach finds himself in the crosshairs of LeBron James, a majority of Facebook, and all other parts of the social media world after he punched one of the players on his Savannah Gators team. The coach, identified as Anwa Cobb, says in an apology video that he’s “not going to make excuses for what I did.”

“I was wrong,” Cobb said on Facebook. “I shouldn’t have disciplined him in public. I apologize to him, to the kids, to the city. He forgave me and his parents forgave me so nobody else should be bashing me.”

That’s right, Anwa went after someone else’s kid. The apology and the football team’s handling of the matter have sent Facebook parents into a rage. Some even claim they have called the local cops on Cobb.

The Gators Facebook page posted a message seeming to defend the coach, saying he “is a good guy that just took it a little to [sic] far.” The Facebook message, which has since been deleted, read: “Please keep the negative comments off this page please this organization has great coaches we understand what we all saw yesterday was disturbing to us all but let’s not blame everyone for one mans actions.

“The organization is not at Nationals we have only 2 age groups a National 7U & 9U with only those coaches of those age groups witch [sic] the guy in the video is our 9U head coach he is a good guy that just took it a little to [sic] far on a 9U player we understand and we are aware of what’s going on and will like to apologize to the #BigPeachConference.”

LeBron, a father of three, has gotten into the mix on this topic. That’s bad news for Cobb. You know things are bad when forces that normally battle each other on social media have joined forces against Cobb.

“Ain’t no way!! Couldn’t be my kid. Hell if I there and it’s not even my kid we gone have more than words for sure,” LeBron wrote on Instagram.

This isn’t the first time Anwa has found himself in some trouble. Two years ago, his wife, Alexis, wasn’t too happy with this low-down, dirty dog.

Anwa Cobb Savannah Gators football coach

Written by Joe Kinsey

Joe Kinsey is the Senior Director of Content of OutKick and the editor of the Morning Screencaps column that examines a variety of stories taking place in real America.

Kinsey is also the founder of OutKick’s Thursday Night Mowing League, America’s largest virtual mowing league.

Kinsey graduated from University of Toledo.


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  1. The problem…No parents, no referee and no assistant coach said or did a damn thing.If it wasn’t on video then what? Not the first time he did this and wont be the last either. Kids didn’t seem surprised.

  2. My two thoughts after seeing that stomach turning clip.
    1. I’m glad I’m not the boy’s parent, or I’d be in jail right now.
    2. Why isn’t the coach sitting in jail? This is clearly assault on a child. Police? Hello?

  3. This incident is terrible enough on it’s own. Then Cobb adds “I shouldn’t have disciplined him in public”.
    Discipline? That was abuse. Can’t imagine what his practices are like. There has to be some parents willing to file a complaint.

  4. Unfortunately I watched this twice because I couldn’t believe my eyes the first time. That MF hit that little boy THREE times while screaming obscenities at the top of his lungs and the other coaches didn’t flinch. The officials were standing in the corner chatting oblivious while a GROWN man was SCREAMING OBSCENITIES and striking boys who couldn’t be over 9 years old. If that was my son, it would have taken those two coaches and all those officials to get me AND my wife off that criminal.

    The only video we should have ever scene from that criminal after that is one of those they show on true crime shows where he is seated across from detectives being questioned.

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