Coach cited for grabbing 10-year-old player, prosecutor says

Published: Sep. 30, 2016 at 11:30 AM CDT
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Authorities say the coach of an Omaha youth football team was ticketed after the coach grabbed a 10-year-old player from a team that had just overwhelmed the coach's team.

The Omaha World-Herald reports Boyd Waldmann was cited for assault. Prosecutor Matt Kuhse says Waldmann also might be cited for disorderly conduct. Waldmann didn't immediately return a call Friday from The Associated Press. Court records don't list an attorney for him.

Witnesses told officers the teams were exchanging high-fives after the lopsided flag football game Saturday when Waldmann grabbed an opposing player by the shirt and lifted him nearly off his feet. Waldmann later said he was angry because the boy slapped his hand too hard.

A league official says the coach has been banned from league events.