(MIAMI HERALD) Weston Cypress Bay football coach Mark Guandolo has been suspended by Broward County schools for two weeks a day after television cameras caught him slapping the helmet of Lightning quarterback Lucas Tellefsen during a national broadcast on ESPN.
A statement issued by Broward County schools stated Guandolo is suspended from participating in any athletic activities for two weeks and suspended without pay for three days. The Lightning only has one game during that time, a Sept. 6 matchup with Lauderdale Lakes Boyd Anderson.
“Upon becoming aware of the incident during the Cypress Bay football game, I immediately directed staff to look into the situation,” Broward County Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie wrote in a statement. “I expect every staff member to adhere to the highest professional standards in every aspect of their interactions with our students.”