TMZ- A former NFL lineman -- who now coaches college football -- is being investigated over footage that allegedly shows him body-slamming someone in the school gym ... TMZ Sports has learned.
The man at the center of the investigation is Charles Grant -- a 2002 1st round NFL draft pick who won a Super Bowl with the New Orleans Saints in 2009. He's now the linebackers coach at Bowie State University in Maryland.
Charles Grant will always hold a special place in heart regardless of what he does. In fact, every member of that 2009 Super Bowl Championship team will. Well, except maybe Darren Sharper. I am admittedly not a big rape guy.
You can take the defensive end out the NFL, but you can't take the NFL out of the defensive end. You fuck with an absolute mammoth of a human being you kind of get what is coming to you. Definitely not right for Charles Grant to be wrestling players approximately a decade his junior, but is it that wrong? Do we really know what this kid did to warrant such a reaction? Grant gave him a chance to get out of it. He was pretty clear what the result would be if the student laid a hand on him.
That kid is a football player? Come on man, ever shed a block in your life? Take a tackle a little better than that. That wasn't even that bad. He didn't swing at him. That was like when you do some dumb shit and your dad uses his old man strength to wrestle you to the ground. Kind of makes you realize you were an idiot for fucking with him in the first place.
Charles Grant is a volunteer coach at Bowie State University. Not sure exactly what role he plays, but I guarantee it involves tough love and disciplining his players. Just business as usual. This video has very little context. It just makes it look like Grant had a fit of rage and took it out on a kid. Chances are it's exactly what this kid had coming to him. His friends, and likely teammates, didn't seem to be too concerned as they laughed in the background. Plus, can you really "fire" a volunteer coach?