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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-15-2005, 05:45 PM Thread Starter
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PITTSBURGH - A T-ball coach allegedly paid one of his players $25 to hurt an 8-year-old mentally disabled teammate so he wouldn't have to put the boy in the game, police said Friday.

Mark R. Downs Jr., 27, of Dunbar, is accused of offering one of his players the money to hit the boy in the head with a baseball, police said. Witnesses told police Downs didn't want the boy to play in the game because of his disability.

Police said the boy was hit in the head and in the groin with a baseball just before a game, and didn't play, police said.

"The coach was very competitive," state police Trooper Thomas B. Broadwater said. "He wanted to win."

Downs has an unpublished telephone number and couldn't immediately be reached for comment Friday. It was unclear whether he had an attorney.

He was arrested and arraigned Friday on charges including criminal solicitation to commit aggravated assault and corruption of minors. He was released from jail on an unsecured bond.

The alleged assault happened June 27 in North Union Township, about 40 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, authorities said.

The boy's mother asked state police to investigate her son's injuries because she suspected Downs wanted to keep the boy off the field, despite a league rule that required each player to participate in three innings a game, Broadwater said.

Eric Forsythe, the president of the R.W. Clark Youth Baseball League, said Downs had two daughters on the T-ball team.

League organizers investigated accusations against Downs before the T-ball season ended earlier this month but could not prove that he did anything wrong. If Downs is convicted of any crime, he won't be allowed to be a coach next year, Forsythe said. The league is not affiliated with Little League International.



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I would have done it for free. :shock:


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"..." <~~~ That pretty much sums it up. I mean, this guy, basically hired a hit on a handicapped kid for T-Ball. T-BALL!!! WTF?!?

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Yeah thats not right..it not like it counts for anything...the guy is obviously someone who never went anywhere in life and his only lifelong fantasy is to coach a winning T-Ball game...what an ass..
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that plain and simple F'ed up!


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some people are real a$$holes--

i say someone hits that coach with a baseball bat and see how much he enjoys it...

nuff said--
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wow people are messed up today honestly

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OMG!! What a prick!! How about we take a baseball and throw it into his head and groin, see how he likes it, ya effin jerkoff!! Ok, I'm done

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He was probably the guy in High School that had to call everyone fags and retards to make himself feel better.


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nothing against mentally challenged people, but why are they playing in a public league? Its cool that they want to play, but I thought they had their own leagues so stuff like this doesn't happen


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