High school football is a big deal in a lot of communities, so there was a lot of controversy when a high school football coach abruptly suspended his entire team and asked for their jerseys.

Until he explained why.

Poor grades and attendance, a lack of respect for teachers and the school's staff and allegations of bullying prompted high school football coach Matt Labrum into something pretty drastic.

Details are in the video below.

Read the full text of Coach Labrum's letter to his players here.

Should it be up to the coach to instill character in his team, or is that better left to parents? Do you agree with Coach Labrum's decision to suspend his players and his criteria for their return to the team?