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Oct
10

interesting week for coaches…some convictions, some acquittals and some familiar old BS…read on…

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2 Responses to “interesting week for coaches…some convictions, some acquittals and some familiar old BS…read on…”


  1. October 29, 2010 at 9:15 AM

    In Illinois, an assistant youth baseball coach charged with punching the head coach at a game last summer pleaded guilty Thursday to misdemeanor battery.

    Scott R. Kreiter, 43, of Leland was placed on court supervision for 18 months and fined $500 under the plea. He also must pay about $243 in restitution.

    On July 8, Kreiter, the assistant coach of a youth baseball team, got into an argument with the head coach of the same team just before a game, according to police. The men were arguing about whether or not to change the lineup, and when the head coach reached for a clipboard Kreiter was holding, Kreiter punched him and split his lip, police said.

    About 20 children and their parents witnessed the altercation.

    Under the plea agreement, Kreiter is to have no “offensive contact” with the victim in the case for the duration of his court supervision. He is also prohibited from coaching any youth sports during that time. If he completes the supervision in compliance with all of the terms set by the court, the case will be closed without a judgment being entered.

  2. October 29, 2010 at 9:18 AM

    An Ontario County man accused of injuring an 11-year-old player in a July youth soccer game was acquitted yesterday in Brighton Town Court, near Rochester, the Democrat and Chronicle reported. Kevin Merriman, 41, had been charged with second-degree harassment, a violation, stemming from an incident at a July 16 soccer game.

    Merriman and other defense witnesses told Town Judge John A. Falk in a bench trial last week that he ran onto the field to stop an impending fight by restraining the boy, then setting him down gently. Prosecution witnesses said the boy was injured by Merriman’s bear hug, though defense attorney Thomas Reh argued that the boy’s medical records revealed no injuries.

    Falk weighed the evidence over the weekend and issued his verdict yesterday.


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