A youth basketball coach in Springfield, Massachusetts has been arrested for punching and biting part of the ear off a rival coach after losing a game.
According to police, 34-year-old Timothy Forbes attacked the opposing coach as the fifth- and sixth- graders on the Catholic Youth Organization teams shook hands at Holy Name School.
LISTEN to Assistant District Attorney Marie Angers describe the scene of the attack:
Philip Lauro, Forbes’ attorney, says he pleaded not guilty and will seek bail at a court hearing on Friday.
The assaulted coach underwent treatment to reattach part of his ear.
LISTEN to Springfield Police Department spokesman Sergeant John Delaney speak about the attack: