Monday, July 12, 2010

Dad charged with assaulting 9-year-old son while coaching baseball game (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)

Dad RAY BOUDREAU has been charged with simple assault after he "allegedly" punched his 9-year-old son during a youth baseball game. Yup, Daddy was coaching, too. Lovely.

July 12, 2010 8:30 AM
It's Just a Game, Dad? Pa. Youth Baseball Coach Accused of Hitting Son
Posted by Barry Leibowitz (CBS)

HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS/AP) No, it wasn't the kind of "hit" that dad can brag about after the game.

A Pennsylvania youth baseball coach is charged with simple assault for allegedly punching a player on his team after the boy got ejected from the game. The boy who the coach hit... is his own 9-year-old son!

Police charged Ray Boudreau of Enola, Pa. after he allegedly struck his son twice with a closed fist at a game last Monday. Boudreau's lawyer Brian Perry says the boy had been ejected for throwing his helmet after being called out at third base.

Perry admits the dad handled the situation poorly, but claims he hit his son on the back.

After that "father-son moment," according to court papers the umpire and scorekeeper called police, who later arrested the coach at his home. An officer says he observed redness on the boy's face.

The coach is probably red in the face, too - he spent last Monday night in jail.

And whatever the outcome of the criminal case, his son may be in no hurry to run home in the future.