Brother Martin High School football player accused knocking teammate unconciousOn February 24, 2020 by Raul Dinwiddie
FOOTBALL TEAM WILL TAKE THE FIELD FOR ITS FIRST PLAYOFF GAME AGAINST ARCHBISHOP SHAW. BUT THEY WILL BE DOING IT WITHOUT ONE OF THEIR STAR PLAYERS … SENIOR ROD TEAMER … THE 17-YEAR-OLD HAS BEEN SUSPENDED AFTER POLICE SAY HE KNOCKED A FELLOW TEAMMATE UNCONCISOUS ON SCHOOL GROUNDS, WEDENSDAY. REPORTER ANDY CUNNINGHAM JOINS US LIVE FROM JOE YENNI STADIUM IN METAIRIE WHERE THAT GAME WILL BE PLAYED TONIGHT. AND ANDY… WHAT KIND OF TROUBLE… IS THIS STUDENT FACING. POTENTIALLY A LOT … NOT ONLY IS HE FACING A FELONY ASSAULT CHARGE… BUT HIS FUTURE AS AN ATHLETE AT THE HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL AND BEYOND MAY ALSO NOW BE IN JEOPARDY. …Robert Jenkins/Attorney: when they took him to the hospital, he didn’t know who he was, where he was, and he’s still having memory loss today… THE RESULTS ATTORNEY ROBERT JENKINS SAID OF A BLOW TO THE HEAD… HIS NOW 16-YEAR-OLD CLIENT SUFFERED, WEDNESDAY, WHILE ON CAMPUS AT BROTHER MARTIN HIGH SCHOOL. …Robert Jenkins/Attorney: the family of the victim is seeking justice for what took place… 17-YEAR-OLD ROD TEAMER, TURNED HIMSELF INTO AUTHORITIES THURSDAY MORNING, AND NOW FACES A CHARGE OF FELONY SECOND DEGREE BATTERY…IN CONNECTION WITH THAT INCIDENT. ACCORDING TO THE POLICE REPORT, TEAMER, WAS IN THE WEIGHTROOM OF THE SCHOOL AND WAS INSTRUCTING THE TEAM, TO GET SERIOUS. THAT’S WHEN THE REPORT STATES HIS YOUNGER TEAMMATE STOOD UP AND RAISED HIS ARMS IN THE AIR… AT THAT TIME… TEAMER… THE TEAM CAPTAIN… PUNCHED THE VICTIM IN THE MOUTH KNOCKING HIM UNCONCIOUS. Robert Jenkins: when you look at this … The kid did suffer .. He had a concussion and its just something that shouldn’t have happened… TEAMER, A SENIOR AT BROTHER MARTIN PLAYS SAFETY FOR THE CRUSADERS AND IS ROUTINELY CONSIDERED ONE OF THE BETTER PLAYERS IN THE ENTIRE REGION AT HIS POSITION. BUT NOW, HIS HIGH SCHOOL CAREER AND BEYOND COULD BE IN JEOPARDY. Robert Jenkins: his future in jeopardy in terms of his freedom, any football career and collegiate career, I know that it was something that happened so quickly but it’s the violence that’s associated with it that’s really, unbelievably, his future is in doubt. THE SCHOOL COULD NOT COMMENT ON THE SITUATION, BUT JENKINS SAID, BROTHER MARTIN HAS BEEN NOTHING BUT COOPERATIVE WITH THE INVESTIGATION. Robert Jenkins: Brother Martin and the authorities that we spoke with was not concerned with about the playoff game, they were concerned about my client and how he’s doing, and that’s why I told you they really really reacted, and helped us through this … NOW I DID REACH OUT TO BOTH TEAMER’S ATTORNEY AS WELL AS BROTHER MARTIN’S FOR COMMENT, BUT AT THIS TIME, I HAVE NOT HEARD BACK. REPORTING LIVE FROM JOE YENNI STADIUM IN METIAIRIE ANDY CUNNINGHAM WDSU NEWS. ACCORDING TO ATTORNEY ROBERT JENKINS, TEAMER HAS BEEN SUSPENDED FROM SCHOOL AS WELL. THE CASE IS NOW IN THE HANDS OF THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY.