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Little League altercation

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By Marsha Thompson - bio | email

An altercation at a little league football game in Clinton has resulted in two coaches being suspended for one game, and two spectators being banned from attending games. 

The father of a 12-year-old player claims the coach on the opposing team reprimanded his son after a game. That's when tempers flared. His 17-year-old son tried to intervene and was grabbed from behind.

Reverend Dwayne Pickett doesn't like the way the matter was handled by Clinton's Parks and Recreation Department. "It's a big deal for my 12-year-old for his family, his older brother to be at games. According to Reverend Pickett, "I mean he's still traumatized and doesn't even want to play because of the behavior of an adult toward him."

The director of parks and recreation tells us everything was handled fairly. Adding, coaches are responsible for their actions and their player's actions.

Pickett filed simple assault charges against the opposing teams' coach and the person that grabbed his 17-year-old.  He wants his son to be allowed to come to the games and see his younger brother play.

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