COLLIERVILLE, TN (abc24.com) - Football coaches in the Mid-South told abc24.com they feel sorry for Shawn Abel, the former Head Coach at Collierville High School. Abel resigned after one of his players recorded a verbal outburst.
"The microphone is always on," Abel told abc24.com.
He found that out the hard way. Because of that outburst he's no longer the head football coach at Collierville High School. Fairley High football coach, Rahnmann Slocum told abc24.com he empathizes with Abel.
"As a coach I hate that one of my peers has to go through so much turmoil and to sit down and say that I'm going to resign as coach. When someone is taping something you're talking about in the locker room, it does hurt you because it feels like a family member has betrayed you," said Slocum.
Slocum told abc24.com he can also see why parents would be upset.
"I can understand what some parents are going through because I'm a parent, but I'm on the fence because I'm a coach but I'm also a parent," said Slocum.