A former local college football coach is recovering after being burned in an accident Monday.
Officials at East Central Community College in Decatur say former head football coach, Steve Cheatham, was injured while burning trash near his home. An aerosol can apparently exploded, causing first- and second-degree burns.
Cheatham was airlifted to a burn center in Augusta, Ga., for treatment.
Cheatham retired as coach at ECCC before this season, because he was battling cancer.