The coach of a girls’ basketball team from Wisconsin is facing charges after he allegedly punched out one of his own players at a tournament in Indiana.
Fred Freeman, 47, was charged with battery Monday after he allegedly grabbed the 17-year-old girl, threw her to the ground and punched her at a gym in Fishers, Ind., the Indianapolis Star reported.
Freeman apparently became enraged when the girl engaged in a verbal argument with his daughter.
The police report describes the attack, based on the account of a parent from another team.
“The suspect … grabbed the victim tightly around her torso. (The witness) heard the victim tell the suspect to get off of her and witnessed the victim start to punch the suspect,” the report states. “The two fell to the ground, and the victim continued to resist the suspect. The suspect and victim made it back to their feet, and the suspect grabbed the victim again and slammed her back into the ground.”
During the fracas, Freeman’s daughter screamed “No, Daddy,” the police report stated. After the fight, Freeman left with his other players and was arrested later at a local restaurant.
Freeman was taken to the Hamilton County jail and was later released on his own recognizance.