- Associated Press - Thursday, October 5, 2017

WESTWOOD, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey man has been accused of putting the teenage coach of his son’s flag football team in a chokehold after the son was rotated out of the quarterback position.

Westwood police Det. Warren Morrell says it happened Saturday in front of about 75 people at a game for 6- to 8-year-olds.

League commissioner Fred Kritzker tells NJ.com that Peter Iappelli, of Closter, got upset after his son was removed and he then put the 16-year-old coach in a chokehold.

Iappelli was given a summons on Wednesday to appear in court later this month. His lawyer is unavailable to comment for him.

Kritzer says Iappelli apologized for his behavior in an email. He says the family, of Closter, has been banned from the league.


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