Grade school coach attacks sixth grader during football practice

by Lauren Leamanczyk

A Wisconsin youth football coach has been suspended after being accused of attacking a twelve-year-old player.

Coach Michael Crawley has been suspended because of the incident, which happened during a school scrimmage.

"The sixth grade coach came at me, swearing," Ryan Mullarney said.  "He picked me up by my facemask, spun me in the air and slammed me on the ground"

Witnesses say the coach became angry after Mullarney tackled his own son.

"He completely slammed him to the ground. I mean, like you would see in a wrestling ring," said coach Brian Molnar.

Ryan said he was shaken up by the incident, but still enjoys playing the game.

Police are continuing to investigate the case and say they may file charges against Crawley.