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New Jersey parent allegedly chokes son’s peewee football coach

The father of one of the players allegedly placed a 16-year-old football coach in a chokehold.
The father of one of the players allegedly placed a 16-year-old football coach in a chokehold. Getty Images/iStockphoto

A peewee football league in New Jersey has banned a family after a father allegedly attacked a teenage coach during a game last Saturday.

Anthony G. Attrino of the NJ.com reported that Peter Iappelli, a 50-year-old school business administrator in Closter, N.J., was charged Wednesday with simple assault and disorderly conduct after allegedly placing a 16-year-old football coach in a chokehold, according to authorities.

“(Iappelli’s) son was the quarterback but he was rotated out of that position by the coach,” said Fred Kritzer, commissioner of the North Jersey NFL Flag Football league. “The coach even informed the parents of the rotation. That’s when the guy got very upset.”

NJ.com reported that Iappelli turned himself over to police on Wednesday accompanied by an attorney.

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