Football player held after opposing coach punched

Monday , October 08, 2012 - 5:15 PM

The Associated Press

WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich.— A 16-year-old high school football player was detained by police in suburban Detroit after a 67-year-old assistant coach on an opposing team was punched following a game.

The Detroit News reportsMonday that Oakland County sheriff’s deputies took the West Bloomfield Township player into custody after Friday’s game at Rochester Hills Stoney Creek.

The Stoney Creek coach was knocked to the ground after coaches from both teams argued following the 50-28 victory by Rochester Hills.

Sheriff’s Capt. Mike Johnson says "there was a disagreement (about) the play of the game between the two staffs" and that witnesses saw the punch that felled the Stoney Creek coach.

The player was released to his parents. No charges had been filed as of Monday.

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