Charges filed in football game attack

Written by The Associated Press | Nov 20, 2013 1:27 PM
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(Annville) -- Police say they have filed misdemeanor charges in the case of a high school football player seen ripping the helmet off an opposing player and beating him over the head with it during a game in central Pennsylvania two months ago. 

Chief Benjamin Sutcliffe of the South Annville police department said the simple assault and disorderly conduct charges would be filed in juvenile court. He declined to say whether more than one person was charged or to release other information, citing the ages of those involved. 

Video of the Sept. 6 game at Annville-Cleona Secondary School showing a Hamburg player tearing the helmet off an Annville-Cleona player and hitting him with it at least twice attracted widespread attention. Two players were ejected from the game, which Hamburg won 25-22.  

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