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Gary Leroy Johnson, 35, Beats Teen, 16, on Video

PALM BAY, Fla. – A video shows a father umpiring a scuffle between his son and another teenager, then repeatedly beating the teen after his son quits the fight, police investigators say. Gary Leroy Johnson, 35, has been charged with felony counts of aggravated battery and child abuse, as well as misdemeanor counts of filing a false report, affray and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Soon after the Aug. 19 incident Johnson posted a $35,000 bond and was released from jail. Court records indicate Johnson, who works as an emergency room technician, did not have a prior criminal history in Brevard County. video …Read more […..]

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Coaches and Players Violently Attack Youth Football Referee

In one of the most disturbing youth sports incidents in recent years, coaches of a Sarasota, Florida youth football team instigated a brawl with a referee which eventually led to both the coaching staff and a player violently attacking the referee in question during a massive brawl which embroiled both teams. As reported by Sarasota Patch, quickly followed by a variety of Tampa Bay news outlets, details of the incident were first gleaned from an amateur video of a game involving the Sarasota Gators and North Port Huskies on Saturday. The video in question was eventually turned over to the Sarasota Sheriff’s office, which …Read more […..]

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