A middle school basketball game went awry on Friday after a losing coach went crazy, biting off part of the winning coach's ear according to an NBC Connecticut report.
The two sixth grade teams played at the Holy Name School in Springfield, Mass., for the boy's championship basketball game, but as the game came to a close, police began receiving reports of a violent ending. CBS Connecticut reports that as the young ballplayers shook hands at the end at the end of the game, the winning coach was accosted.
The assistant coach of the losing team, Timothy Lee Forbes, 34, allegedly began assaulting the coach of the winning team, which led to Forbes biting off part of the winning coaches. People at the game pulled Forbes off of the winning coach and kept him at bay until the police arrived reports NBC.
The guy attacked him and then it was a free for all, it was nuts, said Steve Moccio, who was at game, and spoke with local station WWLP-TV in an interview.
Forbes has been charged with mayhem, assault, battery and other charges according to the NBC report.
The victim,34, was rushed to a nearby emergency room in an ambulance, where they tried to reattach his ear. He has since been released.