Man pleads guilty to kicking cat like football in Missouri
The Kansas City Star reports that Johnathan Taylor, of Kansas City, was sentenced to two years of probation after pleading guilty Thursday to misdemeanor animal abuse. He also was ordered to perform 80 hours of community service and to donate $500 to an animal shelter.
Court records say the cat was found dead in May 2018 at Center High School, where Taylor had been a student.
Police say the person who recorded the video identified Taylor as the man kicking the cat in the video. A voice can be heard on the recording yelling “field goal!”