Christopher Michael Campbell is the Fla coach charged with a knife threat on player. Campbell is, or was, an assistant high school football coach in Florida. He apparently, took a knife to football practice on Wednesday, October 21, 2009. He pulled the knife out during practice and threatened one of the players with it.
The incident happened at Kathleen High School in Lakeland, Florida. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office reported that Campbell had admitted to the school’s athletic director, Gary Lineberger, that he had taken the knife to practice and told the players, ‘Don’t try me today.’
Players reported hearing him cursing and opening and closing the knife during practice. The assistant coach apparently singled out one player during practice and threatened him, tapping the player on his chest and helmet with the opened knife.
The player’s mother reported the incident and Campbell was arrested the next day. He has been arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill and exhibiting a weapon within 1,000 feet of school property. The charges are third-degree felonies.
Christoper Campbell is 30-years-old and a resident of Lakeland. He works at Publix Supermarkets and was arrested at his mother’s home. He was not an employee of the school system, but someone who helped the coaches and received a ‘supplement’ at the end of the season. The Fla. Coach charged with knife threat on a player is on suspension from his position as an assistant coach.