Citizens For A Better Norwood

Friday, September 10, 2010

Two accused of mistreating 6-year-old after football practice

Following a football practice in which her 6-year-old son didn’t perform well, Chellie Bowden allegedly asked Charles Robinson to punish him and then stood by while Robinson took it too far, according to Norwood police. The child was forced to run more than 1 ½ miles from the practice to Indian Mound Thursday night. It was there that a Norwood police officer reportedly saw Robinson grab the boy by his football helmet and drag him.

According to Sgt. Michael Spille, the child was in trouble because he hadn’t paid attention during a football practice. He told the Enquirer, “It was awfully harsh for them to be punishing a 6-year-old for not paying attention. Very seldom do they pay attention.“

Both Bowden and Robinson were booked into the Hamilton County Justice Center at about 11:30 p.m. on child endangering charges.