Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 5/25/12
Former NFL kicker Mike Vanderjagt reportedly may lose his job as a part-time middle school football coach after attacking a child. Vanderjagt grabbed a student by the throat at Charter Middle School in Marco Island, Fla., after the student was taunting him, the Naples News reported Friday. The nine-season NFL veteran will have his fate decided by the school's principal, after a vote of the charter school board. According to records, Marco Island Police responded to a call from the school March 12 that an adult male grabbed a student by the throat. The report said one student was taunting Vanderjagt by yelling "wide left, wide left." Vanderjagt was one of the NFL's most accurate kickers, but he missed a field goal wide right late in the AFC Divisional playoff loss for the Indianapolis Colts on Jan. 15, 2006 to the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was released by the Colts that off-season. The report said that Vanderjagt, a school parent and volunteer, overheard the comments when wal...
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