EATON, Colo. – A youth football coach was benched after punching another coach who objected to allowing an 11-year-old girl to play.
Police in the Weld County town of Eaton say the incident happened Monday when two teams from the Boys & Girls Clubs met for a scrimmage.
Coach Shawn Mills told police that he had warned Nate Hernandez before that his team wouldn't participate if the girl played. At the scrimmage, Mills says Hernandez came up to him with the girl and told Mills to explain to her why she couldn't play.
Mills says Hernandez got in his face, pushed him and then punched him in the left side of his face. Hernandez says he should have just walked away and feels badly about what happened.
No charges have been filed because Mills doesn't want to prosecute.