An assistant basketball coach at a basketball game of sixth graders is accused of biting off part of another coach’s ear at a Catholic Youth Organization game in Springfield, Massachusetts. Timothy Lee Forbes is reportedly the father of one of the players on his team that lost the game at Holy Name School in the Catholic Youth Organization final. He is charged with first punching the opposing coach and then going Mike Tyson on his ear.
Most disturbing are the reports that the kids (10-12) had lined up to shake hands but were knocked down in the struggle and left crying after the incident. Other parents pulled Forbes off the coach and Forbes fled the scene. The prosecutors clearly piled on the charges on this case to ensure jail time. Forbes has pleaded not guilty to disorderly conduct, assault and battery, felony mayhem and other charges.
I am not sure that Massachusetts school games are safe to attend without a bodyguard in light of last week’s story of another father blinding a goalie with a laser at a girl’s hockey game.
Source: USA Today