A Brother Martin High School football player has been suspended from the school after he was arrested this week for allegedly knocking a teammate unconscious in the Gentilly school’s weight room.
Roderic Teamer, 17, was booked Thursday on a count of second-degree battery, according to Orleans Parish court records.
The alleged victim was 16, according to Officer Frank Robertson, a Police Department spokesman.
Details about the incident, which happened about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the school in the 4400 block of Elysian Fields Avenue, were not immediately available because the police report was not yet approved, Robertson said.
WWL-TV, citing a source, reported that Teamer, a 6-foot-1, 215-pound senior strong safety, and the other teen got into an argument in the weight room. During the argument, Teamer allegedly pushed down the teen, who was knocked out, the station reported.
The alleged victim’s parents decided to press charges, and the school suspended Teamer.
WWL reported that Teamer would not play in Friday’s playoff game against Archbishop Shaw because of the disciplinary action.
Attempts Friday evening to contact Brother Martin High School officials were not successful.
Clarence Roby, Teamer’s attorney, did not return a message seeking comment.
Teamer was out of jail Friday on a $2,500 bond, according to court records. His next court date is Jan. 12.
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