FowlerNASHVILLE, Tenn. – The family of a former Ravenwood High School football player injured in a 2019 practice collision with assistant coach Ryan Fowler has filed suit against the former Titan, who was terminated as a result of the incident.

The suit is brought by Scott Holloway on behalf of himself and his minor son, identified as “T.H.” and also names Jason Golden, superintendent of Williamson County Schools, and the Williamson County Board of Education.

It seeks $3 million in compensatory damages and $12 million in punitive damages. alleging battery and negligence by Fowler, negligent hiring, training and supervision and negligence by Golden and Williamson County Schools, and negligence by the Williamson Country Board of Education.

The lawsuit spell's out T.H.'s view of the practice play that resulted in his injury.

Fowler incident description

The play was viewed by T.H.'s parent but ultimately wiped clean from the Hudl website, a site on which teams share film with parents as well as other schools and colleges, the suit claims.

Contacted by text and asked for contact information regarding his lawyer, Fowler didn't reply.

Carol Birdsong, Williamson County communications director, said, "I’m sorry but we can’t comment on pending litigation."

The suit details a previous incident in Feb. 2018 that resulted in Fowler being suspended without pay "after violently grabbing a student and slamming him on a table in what Mr. Fowler described as a 'game-like activity.'" When he returned the suit claims Fowler was put on a performance improvement plan.

In March 2019 he resigned his teaching position but remained connected to the football team.

The suit also details the injury suffered by T.H.

Fowler injury description

The plaintiffs also want a policy protecting student-athletes from injuries caused by coaches and permission for their other minor children to remain in Williamson Country Schools without disruption.

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