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Coach accused of licking player's cuts

HALSEY, Ore. (AP) -- A state panel this week is expected to investigate a high school football coach who acknowledged licking one of his player's cuts.

The Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission, which licenses and disciplines teachers and administrators, decided to look at the case after a parent complained that Central Linn High School coach Scott Reed's "repeated inappropriate behavior" threatened student safety and health.

The commission meets Thursday in Salem; it is expected to discuss Reed's case in executive session.

Reed, 34, who also teaches science at the school, was disciplined last year for licking the bleeding knee of an athlete. He acknowledged the incident during a police investigation after another parent complained that the coach had licked blood from other players.

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The school district placed Reed on probation and required him to take a "bloodborne pathogens" course. The Linn County sheriff's office did not arrest him.

"Sometimes there are actions that are socially unacceptable or bizarre that aren't necessarily criminal," Sheriff Dave Burright said. "If he had done it against a student's wishes, at the very least we might have had harassment. But this contact wasn't forced or necessarily unwanted."

According to the police report, a parent reported in August that the coach had "licked an open wound on the knee" of one student athlete and had similarly licked others.

The student whose knee was licked told police the incident happened after Reed had given team members a pep talk about a coach licking and healing the wounds of injured players so they could get back in the game.

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Other team members urged Reed to do the same for a bleeding scab on a player's knee. Reed asked permission, then knelt down and licked it. An athlete who witnessed the incident said Reed seemed to be "joking around" and the licked athlete was not offended.

Reed told the authorities that he licked that player's knee and had possibly done the same for other athletes, but could not recall.

The Eugene Register-Guard newspaper reached Reed at the high school on Monday, and reported that he declined comment because the commission's investigation is active.

Saliva-to-blood contact poses a slim but possible risk of disease transmission, said Dr. Sarah Hendrickson, public health officer at Lane County Public Health.

"Depending on the dental health of the licking person - whether there are open sores in the month, for instance - there's a theoretical risk of several baddies: HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C," she said.

The greater risk in this case would be the coach contracting an illness from the child, she said.

"We do know that animals lick their own wounds," she said. "And it may be that saliva has some healing properties. But my very strong recommendation is that you confine yourself to licking your own wounds."

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There are few things that can make me sick to my stomach. (Note the Barf-O-Meter)

1. The Thoughts of My Mother-In-Law moving in with us. Well, any thoughts of my mother-in-law actually. :uc:
2. The aroma of a "Johnny On The Spot" Toilet.:uc::uc:
3. The thoughts of pleasuring Rosie O'Donnell; Orally.:uc::uc::uc::uc:
4. The Story I just read Barbrady....
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Sorry to bring on bad thoughts. I figured you would get a kick out of that nutbar. Oh, and there are plenty of warpigs like Rosie at MCI-F if you change your mind.
 

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Barbrady";p="58821 said:
Reed told the authorities that he licked that player's knee and had possibly done the same for other athletes, but could not recall.
Yeah, OK! If your licking peoples wounds, you'd remember. I can't believe they still let him teach. Although, there must not be many trips to the nurse from his science class if he just offers to heal them himself :doctor:
 
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