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Teen Pleads Guilty To Killing Soccer Referee After He Called A Foul

A teenager charged with killing a Utah soccer referee because he didn’t like the man’s call during a game pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of homicide by assault in a case that brought new attention to the issue of violence and sportsmanship in athletics.

08/05/2013

A 46-year-old soccer referee who was punched by a teenage player during a game and later slipped into a coma has died, police said. (Getty Images)

Utah Soccer Referee, Who Was Punched By Player, Dies

A 46-year-old soccer referee who was punched by a teenage player during a game and later slipped into a coma has died, police said.

05/05/2013

File photo of a soccer ball on a soccer field.  (credit:ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Utah Soccer League Hiring Security After Ref Hit

The Utah soccer league that saw one of its referees punched by a teen player and sent into a coma plans to play on — but with security present at games and without the player’s team, its president said Friday.

05/03/2013

File photo of a soccer ball. (credit: ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Soccer Ref In Coma After Punched By Teen Previously Attacked By Other Players

A longtime Utah soccer referee in a coma after being punched by a teenager during a weekend game had been attacked by other angry players before, but he continued refereeing because he loved the game, his family says.

05/03/2013

File photo of a soccer ball on a field.  (credit: CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

Utah Soccer Referee In Coma From Player’s Punch

A longtime Utah soccer referee is in a coma after being punched by a teenage player unhappy with one of his calls during a weekend game, and his family says they’re hoping for the man’s miraculous recovery and want justice for him.

05/02/2013

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