Remember a few weeks ago when cheer coach Ozell Williams was caught on video forcing a very young cheerleader to do splits… well…
Williams will not be facing any charges on it.
Williams was fired by his school for the act of forcing Ally Wakefield to be held down in a split position as she yelled out in pain for them to “please stop” nearly a dozen times. Prosecutors decided that there was no evidence of any criminal wrongdoing.
“You can definitely say that what was in the video could be seen in a different light. I would love to tell my story, but I can’t say anything else at this time,” Williams told the Denver Post. The principal and athletics director were also fired.
“Williams was never on any Olympic roster,” a spokesman for the U.S. Olympic Committee told FOX31. USA Gymnastics also told Fox31 that “Nobody has ever heard of him [Williams]” and there is “no record of him being invited to the Olympic Gymnastics Trials, let alone winning three ring titles.”
Denver Public Schools superintendent Tom Boasberg said five school officials were placed on administrative leave after he was made aware of videos.
A video shows East cheerleader and freshman Ally Wakefield forced into a split by her coach Ozell Williams while screaming in pain and repeatedly asking him to “please stop.” Wakefield is being held by both arms by other cheer team members, who kept her from being able to remove herself.
A spokesman for the U.S. Olympic Committee said: “Williams was never on any Olympic roster.”
“Nobody has ever heard of him” and there is “no record of him being invited to the Olympic Gymnastics Trials, let alone winning three ring titles,” USA Gymnastics said.
“This individual has not been involved with our stadium’s game day entertainment for several years and was never an employee of the organization,” Smyth said in a statement.
“Previously, he oversaw the tumblers who performed on game day until we ended that contracted arrangement.”