Grand jury: No charges in attack on football coach

SPARTA, Ga. (AP) -- A Hancock County grand jury has decided not to indict anyone after a high school football coach was severely beaten after a game.

Warren County Coach David Daniel suffered crushed bones in his face and had metal plates implanted in his head following his team's 21-2 win over Hancock Central on Oct. 14.

Warren County Superintendent Carole Jean Carey has said the coach was smashed in the face with a helmet during a brawl following the game.

Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit District Attorney Fred Bright says a Georgia Bureau of Investigation probe found that Daniel was struck by a fist, not a helmet.

Bright says the investigation found that Daniel was punched by a Hancock Central player, who claims that he was defending himself.