Youth Basketball Coach Allegedly Bites Off Ear Of Winning Coach After Game

Timothy Forbes

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:

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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:

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