There have been serious allegations made against Jacksonville Northside HS football coach Kenneth Pollock. According to a parent of one of the Northside football players, coach Pollock became furious after last Friday night loss to New Hanover. She says her son played the whole game up until the last two minutes when he then ask coaching staff to take him out of the game. He felt he had injured his arm and could not continue. When the player told the coach he needed to come out, the coach responded by saying, (We’re losing our ass, now we have fake injuries”. The heat picked up a notch or two when the team got in the locker room. The student/player states that inside the locker room coach Pollock told him he was off the team and demanded that he take everything off that belonged to Northside HS. While the kid is standing in is underwear the coach then told him to “ Get the Fuck out of my locker room!” Two students called their parents and tried to get the kid a ride home but all parents said they were to far away already. The student then approached assistant coach John Knowles and was cut off in mid sentence with the coach saying, “ get out of my face!” then instructed the rest of the team to board the bus.
The team boarded the bus and rode right pass their disgraced teammate. As most of you know, New Hanover County was ranked # 2 in the U.S. for drug abuse. This kid was left with no money, no food or water, no ID and a cell phone at 30% in an out of the way area around Legion Field. The only businesses open near by were a gas station and a local bar. The student states that 3 men tried to take his phone away, but he ran and got away from them. He placed a call to his girlfriend in Jacksonville and hid behind a bush until she arrived almost two hours later.
Pollock allegedly called a student on Saturday and ask “ did your home boy make it back”
During this whole fiasco, the police were not notified, the parents were not notified nor were school officials notified. A student/player left almost two hours away from home that should have had a safe way to return home. On the same bus that got him there. The coach made no effort to insure the students’ safety.
The Onslow County School Board and the Onslow county District Attorney’s office have been made aware of this situation and the District Attorneys office says they will make a decision on Tuesday whether there will be charges filed.
Regardless of how this plays out, the very people that were responsible for him abandoned him!