Clements HS football player accused of stabbing father

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SUGAR LAND, TX - When the morning bell rang at Clements High School in Sugar Land, students were likely buzzing about one thing: One of their fellow classmates is behind bars, accused of stabbing his father.

"We don't know much about him and his dad," said Cade Parker, an 18-year-old Clements High School football player, "We just know that he and his dad didn't get along too well."

The 16-year-old junior plays on the varsity football team. He didn't show up for practice Monday night, which may have sparked the argument between father and son.

"He liked the sport, he just didn't have a thing for it anymore, " said Parker, "He used to, but he kind of grew out of it, but he still kind of had to play."

Police say during the argument, the teen pulled out a knife and stabbed his father repeatedly at their home. The father was airlifted to a hospital, and is in stable condition after undergoing surgery.

The teen is locked up at the Fort Bend County Juvenile Detention Center, and will face charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. A friend and fellow football player says the teen is well-liked and popular at Clements High.

"The whole team loves him. Coaches love him. Players love him. I know students throughout the school love him. He's always surrounded by friends," said Parker.

Now, he's surrounded by questions, like what caused him to lash out at his father.

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