MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) — A Little League coach in northeast Ohio has been charged with punching the league president during a rowdy championship game.
Police in Massillon charged 41-year-old Karim Carter of Canton with assault on Tuesday. He was jailed to await a court appearance.
The league president was treated for a jaw injury after he was punched amid taunts from fans of one team over fairness.
Police say the arrest and unruly fan behavior left the players in tears.
Carter’s wife says others had acted aggressively toward her husband.