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NJ Little League coach accused of hitting teen ump

Friday, May 03, 2013

Witnesses say a Little league coach in southern New Jersey slapped a 17-year-old umpire who had ejected him from the game.

Berkeley Township police say 43-year-old Thomas Murphy was given summonses for simple assault and simple assault at a sporting event in the presence of children under 16.

Thursday's game between the Little League Dodgers and Mets included players who ranged in age from 10- to 12-years-old.

Detective Sgt. Jim Smith tells the Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/ZEaF4v ) there was an argument about a call on the base paths and the coach smacked the teenage ump in the ear after the umpire threw him out of the game.

The umpire didn't require medical treatment.

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Information from: Asbury Park (N.J.) Press, http://www.app.com

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