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Posted at 4:59 PM ET, 05/ 5/2010

Va. coach charged with assaulting refs

By Washington Post editors


A Spotsylvania County Little League soccer coach faces charges of assaulting two referees during a game.

The county sheriff’s office says Jason Edward Adkins became angry when his team was penalized during a game Tuesday in Fredericksburg.

Adkins is accused of bumping a 16-year-old referee’s chest and grabbing the teenager’s shirt. The sheriff’s office says the referee ejected Adkins and he assaulted another referee.

Neither referee was injured.

Adkins was charged with assault and destruction of property.

He is a coach with the Spotsylvania County Parks and Recreation Little League.

-- Associated Press


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By Washington Post editors  | May 5, 2010; 4:59 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Virginia  | Tags:  Assault, Coach, Sheriff  
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Comments

What an idiot.

Posted by: leaping_gnome | May 6, 2010 6:14 AM | Report abuse

I know the guy. He is a teabagger. He is so angry about everything, and he thinks he is enabled through the tea party to act out his aggressions.

Posted by: swatkins1 | May 6, 2010 6:40 AM | Report abuse

swatkins1 -

Oh shut up. You have nothing better to do than to make up some story about this person being a member of the tea party? You are pathetic.

Posted by: johnfchick1 | May 6, 2010 8:48 AM | Report abuse

What a clown. Just another angry guy who had his best years in high school and is trying to recapture it through his kid.
Probably the same guy who berates the senior citizen Wal Mart greeter...

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | May 6, 2010 10:09 AM | Report abuse

No, it's true, I know this guy too. He is indeed part of the tea party movement... and angry.

Posted by: numbers1 | May 6, 2010 10:13 AM | Report abuse

No, it's true, I know this guy too. He is indeed part of the tea party movement... and angry.

Posted by: numbers1
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yep, I kno him also. 'bagger on 'roids...

Posted by: mloaks | May 6, 2010 10:38 AM | Report abuse

How sad that he feels inclined to assault a minor. How unfortunate the lesson he teaches by his example to the kids present.

I know of a good anger-management facility in Sante Fe.

Posted by: noodlebox1 | May 6, 2010 10:46 AM | Report abuse

What good is a sport in which you can't use your arms? Soccer is un-American. Let's hope the Teabaggers abolish it.

Posted by: Tom-Fairfax | May 6, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

Wow, this guy's an idiot!! The local soccer leagues have a zero tolerance stance on referee assaults especially considering the large number of referees that are minors. I had an incident several years ago when I was reffing a game for the Virginian tournament where the coach of a team from NJ made a threatening gesture at me and I ejected him. His home league wound up fining him and suspending him from coaching for a year. This guy will be lucky to get off that easily considering he physically assaulted the ref in this case. Minimum, he's probably looking at a lifetime ban.

Posted by: SharkMan2 | May 6, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse

No, I really do know Jay. (We all call him Jay.) He is a member of the ACLU and campaigned tirelessly for Obama. He's a decent enough guy, but not terribly bright.

Posted by: DaveGeorge1 | May 6, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

There are liberal dicks and tea party dicks. This has nothing to do with being a tea party participant. It has everything with being a dick.

Posted by: c_e_daniel | May 6, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse

DaveGeorge1, you all call him "Jay?" The rest of us call him JO.

Posted by: gasmonkey | May 6, 2010 5:32 PM | Report abuse

typical coward. there are plenty of opportunities in afghanistan and iraq to prove your toughness-unless the attacker is a disciple of the gingrich, chaney, limbaugh, wolfie, school of cheering from the sidelines while dodging service themselves.

Posted by: george32 | May 6, 2010 7:46 PM | Report abuse

Must've been a really bad call...

Posted by: jhorstma | May 6, 2010 10:08 PM | Report abuse

I don't recognize any of the posts here as being from anyone who knows the individual or the incident. I am acquainted with both. The young man voted for Obama; drinks ice tea but is not a teabagger whatsoever. There was no chest bumping, no shirt grabbing, the younger ref is not 16 but turns 18 in September, may have stepped into the coach's outstretched hand (the contact was incidental and in no way violent). The penalty was not called on the coach's team; but on the opposing team whose goalkeeper stepped beyond the edge of the penalty area before punting the ball and was called for handling (hand ball). His team subsequently employed an unsporting delaying tactic (lining up four players a few feet from where the direct free kick was to be taken by the coach's team) as the game clock (referee keeps time on a watch) was within seconds of expiring. There have been too many embellishments and flat out inventions of things that did not occur to count. Now we have geniuses from seven states away analyzing the young man's life since high school. Says more about the "genius" than the young man.

BTW, eleven of the fifteen players on the coach's team have been with him as coach for five years, fourteen of the fifteen are upset that he is not back with the team coaching, the fifteenth (with the team last fall and this spring) opted not to finish out the season. The parents don't condone the coach's poor judgment in the incident; but, support the coach and appreciate the all he has done with and for the kids the past five years.

Posted by: Michael3819 | May 11, 2010 4:56 PM | Report abuse

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