Texas State coach Charlie Strong says he has no idea how a team’s coaches and players ended up on the field together at a high school football game in Austin, Texas.
The game was a sellout at the University of Texas, and Strong was asked about it during a press conference on Friday.
“I have no idea,” Strong said.
Strong said he did not see the incident unfold as it unfolded, and he did say that he and his players did not get too far from the game before a fight broke out.
Strong added that his players were not involved in the fight, and that he did know the coach who attended the game was being questioned for his part in it.
After the game, the school released a statement saying that its football coaches, athletic directors, athletic trainers and student-athletes all participated in the game and were not arrested or disciplined.
Strong said that he was aware of the coach, and was aware that a student-team coach and the assistant coach were both charged with felony assault.
The statement also said that the coach was not disciplined.
A Texas State spokesman said that Strong was “taken aback” by the charges, and emphasized that he had been notified by the Texas State Police of the incident.
He said that no one in his office knew about the incident, but said that it was part of an ongoing investigation.
As for the coach and his son, Strong said: “I have nothing to say.”
The Texas State University Police Department is investigating.
Earlier this week, the Dallas Morning News reported that Texas State had suspended a student assistant coach and two assistants after the school learned of the alleged assault, but the athletic director, Tom Herman, has denied the allegation.
Texas State University did not immediately respond to a request for comment from ABC News.