Jason Newton, WWLP, September 10, 2015
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Pictures circulated around Twitter showing one student-athlete’s hand with a huge blister covering most of his palm. Apparently caused by the extreme temperature of the turf, against his bare skin.
“Ridiculous. That was insane. That can cause an infection,” said Felicia Murray, who has a daughter at the school.
Our own thermometer showed temperatures of the artificial grass hovering around 150 degrees. It appears the coach was punishing some of the players when the injuries happened. The superintendent of schools said the coach should’ve known better.