The coach is in a huge legal case of child abuse for this. Utah youth football coach under investigation for child abuse after allegedly concussing 13-year-old opposing player | Prep Rally - Yahoo! Sports I don't know about you, but it looks to me like the kid was running out of bounds, and the coach just put his arms up in a natural reaction to protect himself/brace for impact. Whether it was an accident or not, is what i would like you to vote on. And whether you think if it was on purpose, does this constitute child abuse?