Over the weekend former Philadelphia Eagle Torrey Smith tweeted about a coach, his brother-in-law Kyle Williams (pictured above), of the Conshohocken Bears potentially being fined $500 and receiving a two-game suspension because the 65 pounder team beat Roxborough 36-0. Apparently the league the Bears play in has a mercy rule that a team can’t win by a score of more than 31-0.
Below are the tweets:
Today’s story of “We are building weak children”— Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) October 12, 2019
The youth football team in my wife’s hometown had a game today, they won 36-0. They don’t allow you to win by 31 without some type of punishment. The head coach is now suspended for 2 games and fined $500. ARE YOU KIDING ME?
@YouthKeystone is trippin!— Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) October 12, 2019
1. Kids need to learn how to deal with failure. Don’t want to get smashed? Play better.
2. Life doesn’t let up. When it rains it pours.
3. The other kids can’t give their all because there is a rule. “Work hard but not too hard” that’s stupid.
There were a few responses:
Keystone has always had this rule. Had it when i played for the conshy bears 12 years ago its absolutely ridiculous! luckily i had a wealthy coach who didn’t mind paying fines for running it up. #coachjeff #IYKYK— Big Fish (@sipe36) October 13, 2019
I reffed a game up at Conshy earlier this season and threw a fantom flag on a touchdown run to protect the coach from having this happen.. I didn’t even know about the fine that’s wild— Mike (@anuskym11) October 13, 2019
That’s the conshy bears 65’s they do is dirty every week like that ! https://t.co/DLtXEJTsmf— EA$T$IDER (@Geez_GSB) October 12, 2019
Them boys don’t come out there to play around 💪🏾 they get the job done Conshy Bears 65’s 💪🏾🐻 pic.twitter.com/vXhMnwrpgn— EA$T$IDER (@Geez_GSB) October 13, 2019
NBC10’s Deanna Durante interviewed the coach, Kyle Williams, today. He discussed how the touchdown that took them over 31 points was scored, the rule and the potential punishment. You can watch that video below: