Student-Athletes Hospitalized After Football Coach Required Players To Do 300 Push-Ups Within An Hour, Coach Placed On Leave 

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A football coach at a Texas high school has been placed on leave after requiring some of his players to do 300 push-ups in an hour. Parents of the student players who did the exercise revealed that their children became sick and some of them were even taken to the hospital. 

A letter was sent out to parents from the Rockwall Independent School District saying that the Rockwall Heath High School coach, John Harrell, told the young athletes amid a sports period they

“were required to perform multiple push-ups.” 

Some of the players who became sick during the mandatory exercise has a condition called rhabdomyolysis, reports ABC. According to Newsweek,

“[rhabdomyolysis) is a condition where a breakdown of muscle tissue can release damaging proteins into the bloodstream.” 

The school district wrote in a letter,

“Please know the District immediately implemented measures to address the situation and provide support for our students.” 

The school district went on to hire an investigator to administer the in-class exercise and determine if the exercise was linked to the students who were hospitalized.

“Student safety is a top priority for Rockwall ISD and we will continue to take immediate and appropriate measures in the best interests of our students as we address the situation,”

RISD went on to say in a statement. 

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