Youth football coach charged after attacking referee

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NEWARK, Ohio (NEWS10) — Chaos broke out at a youth football game in Ohio.

A fight between teams ended with a coach accused of attacking a referee.

Deputies are reviewing videos taken at the field on Sunday. They said that Coach Christopher Deason assaulted the referee. Police also said Deason was involved in a second conflict with a parent.

He was taken to jail and pleaded not guilty to charges at his video arraignment.

The referee’s wife said the parents at the game did not set a good example.

“This isn’t the NFL. This isn’t, you know, major football or anything. It’s just little kids. Just let them play.”

A judge told the coach that he can no longer coach for now, but he can attend the games. No officials were hurt during the fight.

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