A Florida boys soccer goalie is facing felony charges after a violent brawl at the end of a game culminated in a 10-person scrum that included 18-year-old Suwannee (Fla.) High's Jared Hendry breaking the teeth of an Ocala (Fla.) Trinity High's Brian Reilly, all part of a brawl that was precipitated by allegations of poor sportsmanship by the Trinity team.
According to the Associated Press and the Gainesville Sun, the violence that led to the charges against Hendry followed the goalie's attempts to break through the attempted restraint of his teammates and Suwannee coach B.J. Shirah. After being held back twice, Hendry chased after a particular Trinity player, only to be tackled by Reilly in an attempt to hold him at bay.
Instead, Hendry whirled and struck Reilly in the face, breaking his two front teeth in half, sending Reilly to his dentist and Hendry to the emergency room, where he was to be checked for potential stitches in the hand with which he threw the punch, after the fightRead More »from Poor sportsmanship leads to soccer brawl, violent felony charge