Posted: 12:10 pm Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Lincoln County’s Campbell arrested, charged with battery, after incident at school board meeting 

By Todd Holcomb

Retired Lincoln County football coach Larry Campbell was arrested Wednesday morning on charges of simple battery and released on bond, several media outlets are reporting.

The arrest stems from a reported altercation at a Lincoln County Board of Education meeting on Tuesday evening, according to the Augusta Chronicle and two Augusta-area TV stations.

Campbell’s son, Bryan Campbell, is Lincoln County’s school superintendent.

According to WRDW-TV, citing a police report, Campbell confronted someone in attendance who publicly criticized Bryan Campbell in the meeting. The report said that Larry Campbell grabbed the alleged victim by his shirt collar and threatened him, according to the TV station.

Campbell was released on $5,000 bond, according to the reports.

Campbell, 65, retired as Lincoln County’s football coach and athletics director on April 25 and remains on the payroll through the end of the academic year. His 477 victories are a Georgia record and rank third nationally. His teams won 11 state championships.

3 comments
FreddieBlassie
FreddieBlassie

Attababy, Larry! Kick bootay! Don't let the pencil neck geeks and their politically correct N-zis intimidate you. You know, sometimes, like a Varsity hotdog, nothing else will do. If he starts up again, stroke him again. You got another $5K.

BigIrishMike
BigIrishMike

Was this a case of public vs private? He should of done this in private.  Yes pun intended. Coach, your son is old enough to be a superintendent he can stand a little heat don't lower yourself to this. Retired or not you are still a role model. Hate to see you have been accused of the Woody Hayes thing here. Hope this incident can be settled.