Little League Coach Charged With Assaulting Teen Ump

Witnesses say 43-year-old hit 17-year-old over a call
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 4, 2013 11:23 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Next up in the sportsmanship fail category: A Little League coach in New Jersey has been charged with assault after police say he smacked a teenage ump in the head, reports the Asbury Park Press. The 43-year-old got an extra-special assault charge because the alleged incident happened in front of kids ages 10 to 12. Witnesses say the coach argued a call, got ejected, then gave the 17-year-old umpire an open-handed thwack to the ear. The teen wasn't hurt. Thomas Murphy has been suspended from all league events in the interim. (Read more Little League stories.)

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