Teen Pleads Guilty To Killing Soccer Referee After He Called A FoulA 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.
Utah Soccer Referee, Who Was Punched By Player, DiesA 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.
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.
Soccer Ref In Coma After Punched By Teen Previously Attacked By Other PlayersA 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.
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.