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Pop Warner coach punches parent

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Smallpotatoes, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    http://www.boston.com/news/local/breaking_news/2009/10/wilmington_pop.html

    A parents drops off his 12-year-old to practice 10 minutes late. The coach tells the kid to run laps. The parent objects and an argument ensues. Eventually the coach punches the parent, causing some fairly serious facial injuries.
     
  2. zimbabwe

    zimbabwe Active Member

    Shocking.
     
  3. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    About time the coaches started fighting back.
     
  4. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    i dunno, peewee coaches are pretty much on the same level as parents when it comes to annoyance so i'd call it a wash.
     
  5. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

    Ya, I'm sure that was said in a joking manner. Sounds to me like he got what he deserved.
     
  6. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    I'm not sure anything is on the same annoyance level as sports parents, especially pre-high school.

    Well, maybe this:

     
  7. Machine Head

    Machine Head Well-Known Member

    Dunno. The torn rotator cuff would be from hitting the ground, and depending on the blow, damage like a broken nose and eye socket can be done with one shot.

    I don't know anything about the case, just saying it's possible.

    Edit: Were there witnesses?
     
  8. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    That's God damned right.
     
  9. Machine Head

    Machine Head Well-Known Member

    You're a hater!
     
  10. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

    The nose and eye socket are plausible, but rotator cuff injuries usually don't occur from a single trauma like hitting the ground, do they? Seems it would be more likely to happen in a scuffle.
     
  11. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Not you, too.
     
  12. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    Unless it was some bolo punch, or an attempt at one, no.

    Broken collarbone or something else fractured in the shoulder is believable, but torn rotator cuff? That would have to be a really awkward trip to Mother Earth.
     
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