FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A youth football coach faces assault charges after authorities say he hit a referee so hard it knocked him to the ground.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office arrested 43-year-old Dion Robinson Monday, two days after he was accused of hitting the referee during a game between the West Park Saints and the Miramar Patriots.
The incident was captured on video by a Miramar coach who was filming the game.
The South Florida SunSentinel (http://sunsent.nl/Qphy3r ) reports referee Andrew Keigans called an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on West Park just before Robinson “barged the field and confronted the referee.” The team’s head coach was trying to hold him back.
On Monday, Sheriff Al Lamberti said Robinson has an extensive criminal record and questioned why he’s coaching children. West Park officials say they’re investigating.
Source: Associate Press