February 15, 2007

I suppose we should be grateful there were no metal folding chairs around.

Dad tosses son's wrestling foe from ring

AURORA, Ill. (AP) A father bounded into a youth wrestling match, picked up his son's winning opponent and launched him out of the ring, an episode caught on a home video.

After tossing the 11-year-old boy into the air Sunday, the angry father headed toward the cameraman, the father of the airborne boy.

"I was just wrestling, then the guy throws me," the boy, Nick Nasenbeny of suburban Aurora, told WMAQ-TV in Chicago. It was not known if the boy was injured.

Ray Hoffman, the father in the video and a part-time wrestling coach, told the television station he regrets his behavior and feels embarrassed. He said his son's shoulder was injured. Hoffman also said he will no longer be allowed to coach. [...]

Word on the street is that he is also being pressured to resign as John Edwards' campaign blogger.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at February 15, 2007 10:36 AM