Not a lot of details, but a pretty funny local news report about another youth football brawl in Florida. This time in St. Petersburg where it was the ladies who got into it. Last time a player tackled a referee.
According to police, five females–including one adult–were arrested following the game at JC Turner Field between the Silver Raiders and a team from Carrollwood. Those arrested included a mother, her daughter who was the cheerleading coach (seen in the video below with a baby on her hip) another daughter who is actually a cheerleader on the squad, and two other girls. According to this “coach”, the cause of the incident was the fact that the other young ladies ” . . . didn’t like my mouth.”
We assume she means the words coming out of it and not the shape or physical characteristics, but who knows with today’s yewts.
In the end, it took ten police officers–whose crime prevention skills weren’t really needed elsewhere–to bring the girl-brawl under control. (ABC Action News)
In Hartford County, Maryland, the football season for the Bel Air Terps 12U Red team is over. What, did the league run out of money? Did Hurricane Irene destroy their playing field? Nope.
Parents behaving badly caused the Upper Chesapeake Youth Football League to cancel the season. Not a lot of details about the incidents that started this chain-reaction, but apparently two parents got into it at a team scrimmage. Yes, that’s right: not a championship game, heated rivalry game, or even just a regular season game, but scrimmage. Then, allegedly, when the team called parents together to tell them to stop behaving badly, more of them started behaving badly, so the decision was made to cancel the entire season.
Parents behaving badly at their kid’s sporting events is nothing new.
A parent running onto the field to protest a bad call is also quite common.
Being asked to leave the field by the commissioner of the league? It happens.
Refusing to leave the field AND biting two cops who try to arrest you? That honor alone belongs to DeJuan “You Can’t Arrest Me!” Wells, 28, of Indianapolis who rushed the field just before a youth football game ended between the Boilermakers and the Spartans as the Boilermakers were about to go for a two-point conversion to win the game. He threatened the ref, refused to leave the field and then bit two off-duty cops working as security.
According to reports, either 50 people or 20 people were involved in a brawl following a Little League game in Maryland last week. Eventually things got so bad that cops from three different jurisdictions were dispatched, and Maryland State Trooper showed up for good measure.
It all started, as these things usually do, with parents upset with the officiating during the game involving seven and eight-year-old players. Some parents also claim that racial and gay slurs were hurled at the players during the game and that a slew of profanity erupted as opposing fans left the game and confronted each other. Yelling and shoving ensued, but it sounds like things eventually calmed down and no arrests were made.
There must not be much to do in Ames, Iowa because a mother is accused of attacking her daughter’s softball coach over playing time. What’s a gentleman to do? Hit her back of course. Throw in a feisty sister who assaults the coach’s wife and you have a trio of glorious mugshots. The bandage on the mom’s head just makes it all the more precious.
It was the feel good story of the annual Little League World Series Tournament: a rag-tag bunch of kids from dirt poor Uganda made it into the final round of 16 after beating those snooty rich kids from Saudi Arabia. Unfortunately, they were denied visas to come to the USA to play after there were “discrepancies” in their birth documents, most notably that they were older than some parents claimed. (Isn’t that how Taiwan won all those championships?)
The real question is: were they 13 instead of 12, or closer to the legal drinking age?